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Ascent of Frye Mountain on 2010-09-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Frye Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1139 ft / 347 m

Ascent Trip Report

An 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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