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.

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:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:30 Minutes

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