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Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2011-05-24

Climber: Patrick Worthley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddleback Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

2.5-day AT hike from ME RT 4 to Sugarloaf Mountain. Started ~5pm 5/23, spent first night in Piazza Rock lean-to (2 mi from road). Hiked from Piazza Rock to Poplar Ridge lean-to on 5/24, summiting the Saddlebacks (~9 mi). Hiked from Poplar Ridge lean-to up Poplar Ridge, forded Orbeton Stream, then summited Lone, Spaulding, and Sugarloaf before descending via ski trails. Trip total ~25mi.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:AT
    Trailhead:RT 4 AT Trailhead  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 4 to 27 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Saddleback Mountain2011-05-24
2Saddleback Mountain-The Horn2011-05-24
2Saddleback Junior2011-05-24
4Poplar Ridge2011-05-25
5Lone Mountain2011-05-25
6Spaulding Mountain2011-05-25
7Sugarloaf Mountain2011-05-25



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