The trail junction between the two mountains.
Panoramic views from the ledge.
About .8 of a mile south of Balsam's summit and losing over 600 feet of elevation you will arrive at a trail junction. I proceeded southwest from here, continuing on the blue blazed Pine Hill-West Branch trail towards Haynes Mountain.
A short side path leaves the main trail and heads into the woods about 200 feet to a small clearing. This is the summit area.
With the sun shining I began the steep descent down the red blazed Rider Hollow Trail, which almost 1,100 feet in 1.7 miles.
Arrived back at the car at about ten after 7. Sat in the car for a few minutes relaxing and enjoying a beautiful Sunday evening. Hiked a total of 11.4 miles RT for the day and was able to grab 4 summits along the way, including two 3500+ high peaks.