DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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1 month ago

From Spruceton Rd, I did the whole crossing North Dome, Sherill Mt, Balsam Mt to Stateway 42 back by the road. Steep slops with a little rocky ledge to climb to reach North Dome summit. Transition North Dome to Sherill Mt is relatively easy following a poorly marked path. Reaching Balsam Mountain was quite tricky with no view specially to find the correct crest from Sherill top (no path at all, thanks GPS). From Balsam to the top with no name on the west, a little easier. To reach Stateway 42, I followed the border of the private land at first then cut directly in the slop. It's very steep but no need to climb down to reach the road but a good observation is necessary to find the better way among the ledges. More than 9hrs to complete the loop including stops