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Ascent of Mount Battie on 2009-08-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel
Date:Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Battie
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:780 ft / 237 m

Ascent Trip Report

For fun Daniel and parked in downtown Camden and had Ben follow us in car. We ran down to the harbour and touched water at low tide and then jogged up through the streets of Camden to the TH then started thus our first ascent from sea level to summit. Beautiful views the day before (we drove to summit that day. THe climb started out nice but very steep grade and steep limestone slabs that were slick in places. Then fog rolled in and took our views away. Made a fast ascent. 28 minutes for the half mile trail portion.

Near the top of the mountain found a bunch of "art" sculpted figures mimicing cairns. In one spot there was like a "cairn graveyard" of art. We added our own for fun that were 10 rocks stacked high. Some fun boulders along the way and on the bald that were fun to scramble on.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:780 ft / 237 m
    Elevation Loss:760 ft / 231 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:1,3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
foggy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:780 ft / 237 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:city streets to Battie TH
    Trailhead:Camden Harbor at ramp  0 ft / 0 m
    Time Up:37 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:760 ft / 231 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:parking lot below TH in town  20 ft / 6 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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