Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2014-08-30

Climber: Douglas Kemp

Others in Party:Jessica and Aidan Kemp
Rose and Henry Castagna
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a very pleasant 6 mile RT hike with only a short section of steep trail the last 0.8 miles. We started at the northern trail head on Millbrook Road (GPS: N42 02.73 W74 53.70). The first 2.2 miles consisted of an old jeep road, and was in good condition. The last 0.8 miles is fairly steep, but nothing too strenuous. There is a fire tower at the top which provides great views of the surrounding area. All in all a good hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5480 ft / 1670 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5480 ft / 1670 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5480 ft / 1670 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Blue trail for 2.2 miles, then red for last 0.8 mi
    Start Trailhead:-1760 ft / -536 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5480 ft / 1670 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Same as route up, in reverse.
    End Trailhead:-1760 ft / -536 m

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