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Ascent of Black Bear Mountain on 2017-04-29

Climber: Mike Shaw

Date:Saturday, April 29, 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

Took the blu. Plentry of MUd, but I love mud.e trail at split to right. Some tough scrambles right before the top. Was challenging but fun. Summit was awesome 360 view but the low clouds dampened it a bit. Took the yellow trail back and this is a MUST as there are more views and cliffs on the yellow section. Lots of spring runoff had us bushwacking around flooded areas on trail.
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Made it !!!!! Robin Shaw completes the Fulton Chain Trifecta ! (2017-04-29). Photo by Mike Shaw.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1541 ft / 469 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1541 ft / 469 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Grade/Class:Moderate
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
No rain but threatened
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1541 ft / 469 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:900 ft / 274 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1541 ft / 469 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    End Trailhead:900 ft / 274 m
    Time:1 Hours 



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