Ascent of Belfry Mountain on 2014-08-05
|Others in Party:||John Bangel|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 5, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||1864 ft / 568 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSecond hike of vacation. I made the boys go with me because they were at each other and living off the I pads the day before when I hiked. I had actually planned to hike this along with Hurricane, but I knew Hurricane was more than the boys would want to handle. The drive was long but at the trailhead the boys got a little more excited about doing it. They both made it to the top of the tower and I thought that was an accomplishment. They handled the tower climb better than I did my first time into one.
I think they were both glad I made them do it when it was all said and done.
We checked out the trailhead to Baxter Mountain on the return trip and got a look at the fire tower on Hurricane. (Its very strange to see the tower from start level prior to the hike. I don't recall that ever being the case before.)It was very imposing (appeared precarious)and I immediately got a bad feeling in my stomach about it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||130 ft / 39 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||130 ft / 39 m|
| Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.1 km|
| Route:||Fire Tower #18|
| Start Trailhead:||1734 ft / 528 m|
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