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Ascent of Doubletop Mountain on 2012-09-12

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Doubletop Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3489 ft / 1063 m

Ascent Trip Report

3 full days in Baxter State Park (4 nights camping). Set up camp Sunday night, hiked Katahdin on Monday, took it easy on Tuesday, visiting Little Niagara and Big Niagara Falls, as well as Kidney Pond.

Hiked Doubletop on Wednesday in perfect weather. A nice hike, though in the trees until the summit. Fun day, very quiet, only saw one other group of hikers all day. Had the small open summit to ourselves for the hour we spent there, enjoying the views of Katahdin, the Brothers and other peaks, and many lakes off in the distance. Stopped at Ledge Falls for a great cold massage for our feet on the way back to the campground.

My first visit to Baxter State Park, but now that I've been, I know I must get back.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2177 ft / 664 m
    Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:doubletop trail
    Trailhead:Nesowadnehunk campground  1312 ft / 399 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
perfect!



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