Blake Peak Climber's Log

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JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Nov 7, 2017 10:56 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2017

Dial-Nippletop-Colvin-Blake  Sucess!

Great hike with great view and plenty of steep sections. Except, you know, Blake...

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Oct 13, 2014 10:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2014

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Hiked over to Blake Peak after Mt Colvin (of course). The hike over and back was rougher and took longer than I expected, but interesting. Too bad there are no good views. There is almost a really awesome view of Elk Lake just before the summit, but the trees get in the way too much. Beautiful day out, couldn't ask for better! Glad I got out to enjoy it. 10 hrs r/t from parking lot.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2008

Colvin and Blake  Sucess!

Started from Ausable. Got Covin and Blake, a two-fer.

Onager

Onager - Jul 27, 2013 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2013

Least Exciting Peak..  Sucess!

Summited Blake Peak 3960' on a cold, wet, and snowy spring day. We started from St. Huberts, making the long trek up and over Mount Colvin via the Lake Road/Fish Hawk cliff route that meets up with the Gill Brook Trail. From here Mount Colvin was merely an obstacle since we had previously hiked up it last summer. The trail down Colvin to Blake was very steep, icey, and windy. The trail up Blake was packed with wet snow, soaking our hiking boots full of icey water. Snow continued to come in as we made it to the uneventful summit of Blake. To leave we had the priviledge of hiking back up the steep, icey, and exhausting trail to the summit of Colvin, and making our 6 mile hike out from there, this time following the Gill Brook Trail. A very long, wet, cold, and tiring day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 23, 2012 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Traverse from Colvin  Sucess!

Found summit sign.

ScAtTeRbOnE

ScAtTeRbOnE - Apr 9, 2012 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2012

Tough Slog  Sucess!

Hike up Colvin was ok, unseasonably warm, but snow conditions were brutal over to Blake and back, postholing, snowshoes I had didn't help, tough trip glad I made it though, wish I could do it in mid-winter to go across Ausable Lake.

Bkoziol3

Bkoziol3 - Jan 8, 2012 11:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2012

Blake  Sucess!

No summit sign seen.. fun winter hike via ausable club. #27

mike_lindacher

mike_lindacher - Dec 17, 2010 12:41 pm

Mills Blake peak  Sucess!

It's surprising how far from Colvin this seems when you actually hike it. Great day, solo, no one around ...

TLP

TLP - Aug 19, 2010 10:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

meant business  Sucess!

So the first time I did Colvin, it was in the snow, and I wasn't even aware that Blake, right next to it, was on the ADK 46er list. I wasn't exactly going for the 46 then. So I decided to go back and do Blake and Colvin again. I was too tired from driving all the way from NJ, and not getting enough sleep from working overnights, that I got Colvin, and said f&^k it to Blake. THIS time I meant business and made sure I had enough sleep and energy to get Blake, no matter what. And that's just what I did.

JimWallace

JimWallace - Jan 7, 2010 10:43 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Long day  Sucess!

This was a very long day of hiking over 22miles climbing 5000ft +.After climbing Dial,Nippletop and Colvin,Blake was no easy challenge.Once on the summit there were only partial veiws to reward .The hike in was very wet and rugged as well as the trek out....Jim W

Narendra

Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 11:43 am

Blake  Sucess!

Im fairly confident that I made it to the summit, but cant really be sure since there were no views. There are a few cool little slabs to negotiate on the way (and back) from Colvin

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Blake Peak  Sucess!

Climbed with Colvin via the Colvin trail from the Ausable club. Beautiful fall colors along the whole way. Limited views of the Great Range from the summit area. Stopped by Indian Head on the way down.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 19, 2007 8:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Leach Trail  Sucess!

Lots of thunder, 4th 46er of the day. Heavy downpours all the way to the truck.

starship_jen

starship_jen - Sep 30, 2007 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

From Lake Road  Sucess!

As usual--a beautiful fall day in the mountains. Hiked Colvin & Blake with Paul. Relatively steep in some spots and some areas where I used my hands just as much as my feet! Good times. 6/46

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 26, 2007 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1979

Not quite 4000  Sucess!

Hey, where would we be without lists?

Enapai

Enapai - Aug 9, 2007 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

Roure Climbed: From Mt. Colvin  Sucess!

Best Day I've seen in the Daks in years.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2005

ADK #46  Sucess!

46er... complete #5641!!;
winter done as well

woodstrider

woodstrider - May 4, 2005 3:49 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: 9/22/96 and 2/21/99  Sucess!

Both times I camped in Elk Pass. A place of mystery.

WhiteLief

WhiteLief - Oct 15, 2004 9:20 pm

Route Climbed: From Lake Rd and over Colvin Date Climbed: Oct. 12, 2004  Sucess!

I now understand why the trail from Colvin to Blake (and back) is so popular! Some mud, despite a long dry stretch, and some wonderfully annoying rocky stretches with limited hand holds and plenty of opportunity for slipping. The trail wasn't crowded!

hillman

hillman - Sep 23, 2003 9:57 pm

Route Climbed: from colvin and back Date Climbed: JUne 29 2003  Sucess!

How about them views? My favorite part was having to fist jam that crack on the way back up colvin. That sounds kinky.

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