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Ascent of Elephant Mountain-Northeast Peak on 1995-08-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:With a large AMC Group of 20 hikers.
Date:Saturday, August 26, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elephant Mountain-Northeast Peak
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3770 ft / 1149 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was in the area hiking the AT, by chance I heard yesterday of today's AMC Group climb to Elephant, which was not in my plans, I decided to participate.
The group met at the Clearwater Brook TH on South Arm Road in the Black Brook Notch area, a huge group of 20 people started out, north-east on the Clearwater Brook trail. At about 3000' before it joined up with the AT the Group turned (north) left steeply to the summit, only to find out that we were on the Northeast Peak. Everyone was cheerful and ready to go on, we hiked west to the col then up to the Elephant summit (a short hike). Fairly open woods, going was slow due to the large Group. We returned back to the col then descended to the Clearwater Brook trail. An enjoyable day.

"WHEN YOU GET TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, LOVE THE MOMENT ..... THE ENERGY OF THAT MOMENT WILL BRING YOU BACK."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2304 ft / 703 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2304 ft / 703 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:clearwater brook tr/bushwack from sw/20 hikers
    Trailhead:TH on south arm rd in black brook notch  1466 ft / 446 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:bushwack sw to elephant
    Trailhead:elephant mountain  



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