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Ascent of Mount Waldo on 2009-07-31

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen
David
Ben and Sarah up to the Quarry pit and Daniel and I to the summit.
Date:Friday, July 31, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Waldo
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1060 ft / 323 m

Ascent Trip Report

Could not find trail head so parked at Mount Waldo Road and walked up the steep granite mining road up to the quarry where the locals were cliff diving at heights of 20 to 60 feet. Ben did a 60 foot jump or two. Daniel and i began scrambling up the granite ledges on the opposite side following the slopes and accidently intercepted the actual maintained trail (Quarry Trail) that was well maintained, clean, and marked. Near the actual summit many nice granite slabs to overlook the river and nearby towns. Nice views. The quarry was not even half the way up from the summit. Surprisngly nice top for a short climb. Quarry was interesting because it was loaded with relic machinery and history and precarious places to jump in the water. Collected some nice samles of broken granite.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:960 ft / 293 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1,2 and 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
partly cloudy with some drizzle
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:960 ft / 293 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Quarry road and Quarry trail
    Trailhead:Mount Waldo Road before gate  100 ft / 30 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km



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