Ascent of Frye Mountain on 2010-09-22
|Others in Party:||Supported by Rose|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 22, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1139 ft / 347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAn easy walk up on a rocky road ...... 0.6 miles, 20 minute RT.
We approached from the south after climbing in the Camden Hills State Park. We found our way to hwy junction #3/220 at north end of Liberty and traveled north on #220 (passed Center Road and Berry Road on the right) for 6.75 miles to a right turn onto a wide gravel road. At 100 feet on the left is a large brown garage signed "Frye Mountain Widlife Management Area".
We drove through the open gated road and traveled east for .6 miles to a right turn, then south .9 miles to a T junction where we turned left and continued 1.1 miles to the TH on the right side. The trail, somewhat hidden, is an old unused rocky road blocked off with huge boulders.
I hiked .3 miles up the road to the summit, it dead-ends at a rock face and a trail continues the last 100 feet. The rocky wooded summit has a US Geological Survey Marker, 2 old Fire Tower foundations and it offers no views.
"IN THE END, IT'S NOT GOING TO MATTER HOW MANY BREATHS YOU TOOK ...... BUT HOW MANY MOMENTS TOOK YOUR BREATH AWAY."
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||201 ft / 62 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 2 km|
| Route:||rough road from the north side|
| Trailhead:||hwy #220 938 ft / 285 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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