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Ascent of Pleasant Mountain on 2010-09-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Saturday, September 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pleasant Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1374 ft / 418 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy comfortable woods road/bushwack in open woods ....... 2 miles, 1 hour RT.

From Beddington at junction of hwy #9/193, drive east on #9 for 2.1 miles to a left turn on the signed 45-00-0 Road. Drive north on the wide dirt road for 2 miles to a right turn on another dirt road. Follow this road east for .8 miles to a fork, stay left and continue another .7 miles to the end of the road at a dead-end and a small clearing. These eastbound roads have a high center and are a problem for vehicles like my Dodge Caravan. I kept one tire in the center of the road to avoid this clearance problem, drove slow and watched for rocks.
At the southeast corner of the clearing is the start of a woods track with a few different color tape, this is the TH, the summit is to the east.

The route is blue/pink blazed with flag tape most of the way. I hiked up the woods road generally east, stayed left at a resemblance of a fork, the road becomes an overgrown swath in the woods with a flooring of dead leaves, ending part-way up the slope.
Start the bushwack, climb to the ridge, turn left (north) and continue on the ridge to the summit. Approx 1 mile from the TH.

The mostly deciduous woods are open with good footing, its easy going. The ridge is fairly flat and you can feel the summit as the land rises ahead of you. The summit has numerous beautiful large pine trees, the largest of which has an old wooden sign "Pleasant Mountain, Elev 1374".

"A KISS WITHOUT A HUG IS LIKE A FLOWER WITHOUT FRAGRANCE."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:507 ft / 154 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:woods road/bushwack from the west side
    Trailhead:dirt road north of beddington  867 ft / 264 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack



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