Ascent of Seneca Mountain-East Peak on 2010-06-11
|Date:||Friday, June 11, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Seneca Mountain-East Peak|
| Elevation:||3160 ft / 963 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThrees a charm in the Seneca Range. After the previous days rain I was hoping for a drying wind overnight, but at the start of the hike at 4:50 a.m. it was low overcast with fog above 2100 feet and no wind. It turned into a mostly wet plant whack which meant plenty of slipping and sliding, the only tough parts were the cols between the summits and bumps that were thick and boggy, at one of them I took a wrong step and sunk in quickly up to my nether region in quicksand. Also, after the bump between Seneca and East Seneca allowed myself to foolishly get suckered into following an old skidder road too far to the southeast which caused me to "fall off the ridge" to the south, resulting in a thick, wet, Maine whack back up to the ridge. Wet feet and cloths the entire trip in 50 degree fog and drizzle, the good news no bugs.
A total of four moose were seen, three moose antlers found, one kept, and one coyote was yipping at me a few hundred feet back out of sight after I passed to close to his "yard" during my navigating error in the Maine like woods section.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.9 mi / 7.9 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds|
| Gain on way in:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Seneca Mtn. 2660 ft / 810 m|
| Time:||2 Hours |
| Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.5 km|
| Time:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
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