Ascent of Black Bear Mountain on 2017-04-16

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, April 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2441 ft / 744 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our third successful mountain in the Fulton Chain Trifecta. Hiked with Dan and Sammy. Nice hike on old logging roads. Very easy, very open and well-graded trail for most of the hike. We ascended up the "steep" blue trail and down the gentle yellow trail; made for a nice loop and new scenery. As we sat and enjoyed the view from the summit, clouds started to roll in and there was a light breeze. A few minutes later it started to lightly rain. It rained all the way down to the car and kept raining on the way home. I'm really glad that Dan doesn't mind the rain; I really wanted to do a loop hike because I like new trail. So despite the rain, we took the longer way back tot he car.

Milage noted here has hike up Rocky Mountain added in. So subtract roughly 1.3 miles for milage solely for Black Bear Mountain. Started going up at 1:54PM. Junction with blue trail at 2:19PM / 2.1 miles. Summit at 3:12PM / 3.5 miles. It started to lightly rain at 3:27PM, donned rain jackets and headed down the yellow trail. Junction with Uncas Trail at 3:53PM / 4.2 miles. Junction with blue trail (from this mornings ascent) at 4:33PM / 5.8 miles. Back at the car at 4:54PM / 6.7 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:702 ft / 213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:702 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:702 ft / 213 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Yellow trail to blue trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot on Route 28  1739 ft / 530 m
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:702 ft / 213 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Yellow trail the whole way down
    End Trailhead:Parking lot on Route 28  1739 ft / 530 m
    Time:1 Hours 25 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Rocky and Black Bear Mountains

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rocky Mountain2017-04-16448 ft / 137 m
2Black Bear Mountain2017-04-16702 ft / 214 m
Total Trip Gain: 1150 ft / 351 m    Total Trip Loss: 1150 ft / 351 m

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