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Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2009-11-20

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Graham Mountain, I headed up this one via the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail. No views from the summit unless you ascend the fire tower. Plenty to see from near the top of the tower. I was up there as the sun was beginning to set. After heading down, I slept at the Balsam Lake Mtn Lean-to. The extra 400 ft ascent is heading back out to the Mill Brook Rd trailhead via the southern spur of the Balsam Lake Mtn trail to the Dry Brook Ridge Tr. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:920 ft / 280 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:920 ft / 280 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 520 ft / 158 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Route:Balsam Lake Mtn Trail
    Start Trailhead:3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Catskills Nov '09 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Graham Mountain2009-11-20 a1368 ft / 417 m
2Balsam Lake Mountain2009-11-20 b920 ft / 280 m
3Big Indian Mountain2009-11-211700 ft / 518 m
4Eagle Mountain2009-11-22 a1100 ft / 335 m
5Haynes Mountain2009-11-22 b150 ft / 46 m
6Balsam Mountain2009-11-22 c1370 ft / 418 m
Total Trip Gain: 6608 ft / 2014 m    Total Trip Loss: 1270 ft / 387 m



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