Ascent of Hamlin Peak on 2019-07-04
|Others in Party:||Rich Rotman|
Scott Lehman and Audrea Lehman
|Date:||Thursday, July 4, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4756 ft / 1449 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBeautiful, sunny, very hot day in the 80's. Started at Roaring Brook Campground at 7:15am via the Helon Taylor Trail ascending the Pamola and Chimney peaks and then across the Knife Edge to the South Peak and then summiting Baxter peak at 4.7 miles.
After a quick lunch and photos, we hiked 1.1 miles on the Saddle Trail to the junction with the Northwest Basin Trail (the Saddle Trail down to Chimney Pond was closed with a large patch of snow still visible) and continued on that for 0.9 miles to Caribou Spring and the junction of the Hamlin Ridge Trail. Hamlin Ridge Trail for 0.2 miles the the summit of Hamlin Peak and then 1.5 miles more to the North Basin Trail for 0.2 miles to the North Basin Cutoff Trail for 0.7 miles to the Chimney Pond Trail for 2.2 miles back to Roaring Brook Campground at 7:45pm. Total distance: 11.5 miles. Met Shams for dinner at New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, ME at 8:30.
It was very buggy, with black flies on the ascent and descent, and lots of huge wasps on Pamola and South peaks. As a group, we ran out of water at the junction of Hamlin Ridge and North Basin Trails and some drank from the Roaring Brook on the Chimney Pond Trail. It was 93 degrees that day in Millinocket.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3793 ft / 1156 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3793 ft / 1156 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||11.5 mi / 18.5 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Clear|
Beautiful hot day in the mid 80's with 10mph winds
| Gain on way in:||3793 ft / 1156 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3281 ft / 1000 m; Extra: 512 ft / 156m|
| Loss on way in:||512 ft / 156 m|
| Distance:||6.9 mi / 11.1 km|
| Route:||Helon Taylor - Knife Edge - Saddle - Northwest Bas|
| Start Trailhead:||1475 ft / 449 m|
| Loss on way out:||3281 ft / 1000 m|
| Distance:||4.6 mi / 7.4 km|
| Route:||Hamlin Ridge to N Basin to N Basin Cutoff to Chimn|
| End Trailhead:||Roaring Brook Campground 1475 ft / 449 m|
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