An amazing day in the woods, with about 8 miles total round trip and about 2600 feet elevation gain.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Balsalm Cap from Kanape Brook(Catskills)
Met up with Jim, my partner in crime again today, to bushwhack another Catskill 3500 foot peak. The weather was pretty questionable everywhere else so we kind of landed on this hike by accident. The plan was to spot a car at the end of Moon Haw Road and then drive down to the Kanape Brook parking area(the common trailhead for Ashokan High Point) and start the bushwhack to 3623 foot Balsalm Cap there. We knew that it was going to be steep right out of the gate and it certainly didn't disappoint. Immediately northwest of the parking area, the ascent began. Elevation to start the hike was just over 1200 feet.