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Old 01-01-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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Balm of Gilead Mtn - 12/30

We hiked Balm of Gilead Mtn from the Old Farm Clearing trailhead. The road is plowed all the way to the state parking lot at the trailhead, but it is very icy past the plow turnaround. Trail conditions were a mixture of snow, ice, and many washed out areas; perfect conditions for Micro spikes. The view of 13th Lake was very nice, felt like winter with snow flurries and cloudy skies. We had the view to ourselves for a quick snack and a few photos. I hope we get some snow soon so we can ski the great trails in this area. View from the summit:
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:53 PM   #2
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Great hike!

I love the winter view. On my list for a winter hike soon...I hope.

Thanks for the condition update too.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:46 PM   #3
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Nice view! We were up that way for Peaked Mtn Dec 8. The brook crossing was too sketchy from high water and ice build up, but it was a beautiful day in the cold sun!
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Nice view! We were up that way for Peaked Mtn Dec 8. The brook crossing was too sketchy from high water and ice build up, but it was a beautiful day in the cold sun!
We had a similar experience with the brook crossing on the way to Peaked Mtn several years ago, decided to do a bushwhack to another peak in the area instead and it worked out pretty well! The woods are pretty open in this area with some great opportunities for exploration.
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