Ascent of Boundary Monument 428 Peak on 2011-08-09

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Boundary Monument 428 Peak
    Elevation:670 m / 2200 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A Woods Track and a bushwack from the south side ..... 4.4 km, 1 3/4 hour RT.
See my Louise Mountain TR for an overview of my 6 day hiking trip to Maine's Baxter State Park.

I approached this hike from the Canadian side. My TH was the Gated Woods Track on the east side of hwy 161, located .4km north of the USA/Canada, Woburn/Coburn-Gore Border Crossing, or 4km south of the Hwy Junction 212/161 in Woburn, QC.

I walked/climbed the good Woods Track northbound about 1.25km to T-junction (a white trailer on the right), then left on a lesser Track (290 degree compass) .6km to a Y-Junction where I started my bushwack.

I took/climbed a 30 degree compass line in open deciduous woods about 150 Meters to the ridge, where I stayed right (east) and followed the ridge about 200 meters to the Boundary Line swath (going over a number of bumps, the woods floor is overgrown with tall ferns) ....the cast iron Monument 428 is located at a height-of-land amid tall ferns, 20 yards eastbound on the Canadian side of the swath is a yellow Witness Post Survey Marker.
From Monument 428 I walked back (west) inside the Quebec woods 40 meters to the first bump, where I picked the highpoint for this Peak at a rock, my GPS read 45.39144, 70.82432.

I drove home after this hike, Hwy 212 to 10, arriving in late afternoon.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:244 m / 800 ft
    Distance:4.4 km / 2.7 mi
    Route:woods track/bushwack from the south side hwy 161
    Trailhead:hwy 161 .4km north of border crossing  426 m / 1400 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:35 Minutes

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