Balsam Lake Mountain, New York

Prominence: 460 ft, 140 m

Elevation: 3720+ feet, 1134+ meters

True Isolation: 2.23 mi, 3.58 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3720 - 3740 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 3720 ft / 1134 m
    (Range 3720 - 3740 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 2' 44'' N, 74° 35' 40'' W
42.045601, -74.594508 (Dec Deg)
533558 E 4654919 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
County/Second Level RegionUlster

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Lists that contain Balsam Lake Mountain:
     Catskill 3500-foot Peaks (Rank #17)
     Fire Tower Challenge (Adirondack/Catskill) (Rank #6)
     Catskill Top 102 (Rank #17)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 555
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 486)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-10-30 by Richard Spalinger
     2007-09-16 by Rich Zillig
     2009-08-01 by Ben Morrow
     2009-11-20 by James Barlow
     2010-07-27 by Michael Rider
     2010-09-11 by Thomas Spencer
     2011-01-16 by Debbie Melita
     2011-03-20 by Joe Dorohovech
     2011-06-29 by Alan Bangel
     2012-03-15 by John Sasso
     2013-08-10 by Trevor Kent
     2013-12-22 by Jeremy McKeon
     2014-04-19 by Ruud van den Boom (GPS Track)
     2015-01-17 by Jeff Hicks
     2015-01-29 by John Harrington (GPS Track)
     2015-02-07 by Cynthia Chan
     2015-05-23 by Brian Gordon (GPS Track)
     2015-07-18 by Dan Quinlan (GPS Track)
     2016-08-08 by Jillian Smith (GPS Track)
     2017-07-26 by Christina Bushunow (GPS Track)
     2017-08-25 by Chris Higgins
     2017-12-02 by Mary Ruth Merkel
     2018-03-25 by Joe Secoges (GPS Track)
     2018-08-24 by Christopher Higgins (GPS Track)
     2018-10-19 by Marvin Warren
     2019-04-13 by Jacob Kitson
     2019-08-18 by Jake Campbell (GPS Track)
     2019-10-26 by Colin Thomas (GPS Track)
     2019-12-15 by David Oakes (GPS Track)

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Tower # 8! (2017-07-26). Photo by Christina Bushunow.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 460 ft/140 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 500 ft/152 m
  Key Col: 3260 ft/994 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.23 mi/3.58 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 42.0408, -74.5517
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Graham Mountain  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Catskill Mountains
Range5: Southwest Catskills
Drainage BasinsEast Branch Delaware
Delaware Bay
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Catskill State Park
Topo MapSeager O42074a5 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Balsam Mountain ADK fire tower challenge 10/15/17 (2017-10-15). Photo by Lori S.
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Balsam Mountain fire tower. 2/18/18 (2018-02-18). Photo by Lori S.
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