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Ascent of Rossiter Hill on 2013-07-31

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rossiter Hill
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:380 m / 1247 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A southbound bushwack from Hwy #114 ..... 3km, 1h40 hours RT.

This is Fundy National Park's HP.
I started my bushwack on the Park's Hwy #114, at its highest elevation signed "Altitude 366 Meters", 9.6km south of the Parks North Entrance (45.62449,-65.04856).

I took a line right-of-compass-south (200 degrees) for about 1km (all a gentle downhill which puzzled me, I erred in favoring too much right, had to take a number of stops to check position) .... arriving at a low/boggy area I had to go east for half a kilometer to the obvious High Ground (all the climbing is here).
I orange blazed this whole route which is fairly easy .... open mixed woods with some rotted dead fall.

The wooded HP is obvious, took my coordinates at a tall tree, some rock, 45.61641,-65.04919 ..... I am not the first to visit this summit, an old faded orange tape is on the tree, I added my own orange tape.
I backtracked to the Hwy.

It s very disappointing to see no maintained trails to Canada's National/Provincial Park's HPs. This is not uncommon and each time I make-it-a-point of sending a complaint to the powers to be. I feel that the decision makers have little knowledge of the user's needs .... who doesn't want to go to a HP? A trail with an observation platform would be amazing in this area of Canada.

From here we moved on to the Westmorland COHP.

"DON'T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:61 m / 198 ft
    Extra Gain:20 m / 66 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Route:sb bushwack from hwy #114
    Trailhead:Hwy #114, 9.6km south of North entrance  359 m / 1181 ft
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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