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Belleayre from Rider Hollow

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  • Belleayre from Rider Hollow

    due to some last minute issues/ time constraints, we changed the plans literally in the car ride up on Sunday
    wanted to do Balsam & Belleayre from Woodchuck hollow and come down Cathedral Glen trail
    But that turned into hiking Belleayre and poking around summit and ski lifts
    had to get home early
    8am to 1pm
    took some breaks and looked around views and ski lifts
    winter temps
    cold and windy
    some light precip and snow pellets on and off
    frosted grasses and lots of leaf litter
    some areas had leaves covered with thin layer of snow/ ice- less than a quarter inch
    gloves, hats, ear warmers were used
    baselayer + fleece midlayer on descent
    saw a handful of people down lower on way back
    like 8 miles
    thermometer on ski hut read 20 degrees near summit
    dreary start to hike but came out to sun later
    no traction devices needed or used
    Catskills: 39/39, 26W/35W
    ADK: 46/46

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    I did the loop from rider hollow with side-out to eagle on sunday am, I left the pa at rider hollow around 7. was the freaky yellow balloon still there before belleayre/balsam split? I came upon it in the dawn-ish dark and was going to remove it but had visions of pennywise from the movie It popping out from behind a tree telling me and rory we all float down there, so we scooted right past.


    • Nivek
      Nivek commented
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      Yellow balloon was killed by our pocket knife. It's corpse was packed out.