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Ascent of Boundary Mountain 482 on 2012-04-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Boundary Mountain 482
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2983 ft / 909 m

Ascent Trip Report

A southbound dirt road/track followed by a short bushwack ...... 8km, 3h45 hours RT including breaks.

I approached from the Canadian side (north), the TH on Chemin Brise Culotte. From Chartierville, jct 257/210, I drove south on 257 for 3.1km to a left on Chemin Brise Culotte, 1.9km east to a dirt road on the right side with a few signs "Chemin Privee". I parked here this was my TH (45.26754,-71.18084) .... as noted below, I later talked to the owner and he doesn't have a problem with hikers as long as it's not the hunting season.
It snowed last evening so I left the TH with 1-2" of snow, becoming 2-3" higher up. All distances noted here are guess-estimates.

I walked southbound on the drivable dirt road 1km to a small clearing with a Hunters Camp (a House Trailer) and an old Dodge Van parked to one side. Past the Trailer the road crosses a stream and continues as a very rough/wet/little-used track, at 150 meters I stayed right at the fork as it climbs/traverses the slope of the mountain in a generally south direction, arriving at the Boundary Line Swath west of the summit at 3.5km from the TH. Half way up climb, the track becomes a wide trail.
The generally moderate climb has a few steep pitches and numerous wet/muddy areas, at 30 yards from the Swath there is a bit of a water area with a Hunter's Stand.

At the Boundary Line I turned left and walked the Swath eastbound for 300 meters to the second height-of-land ..... down below, 75 meters to the east I was able to see Boundary Monument 482. The Swath is nicely maintained with no growth to deal with, stretches of animal paths.
I turned right and bushwacked into the USA following orange flag tape blazes, directly to the heavily wooded summit at 150 meters ...... there is a small glass-jar Canister on a tree with a number of orange flag tapes, I was not able to unscrew the lid. Written on the outside was "Scott Bog" plus something else which I couldn't read.

After passing the Hunters Camp on the descent I ran into the owner, he and a friend were trying to get his truck out of a ditch, no luck. He asked the usual questions of a stranger, ended up telling me that he didn't have a problem with hikers using his road (in the winter he allows skidoos) as long as it's not during the hunting season.
I gave his friend a ride to Chartierville on his way to get help. As we were leaving the owner asked his friend to buy him a bottle of gatorade ...... I had an extra one so I gave it to him.

"AS I WENT WALKING, THAT RIBBON OF HIGHWAY
I SAW ABOVE ME, THAT ENDLESS SKYWAY
I SAW BELOW BE, THE LONESOME VALLEY
THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME." ........ Wood Guthrie, This land is your land.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1203 ft / 367 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:dirt rd/woods track sb plus bushwack
    Trailhead:Chemin Brise Culotte  1780 ft / 542 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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