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Ascent of Belfry Mountain on 2014-08-05

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:John Bangel
Joseph Bangel
Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Belfry Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1864 ft / 568 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics



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