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Ascent of Lily Bay Mountain-East Peak on 2021-08-16

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Chuck Holden
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 16, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lily Bay Mountain-East Peak
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3281 ft / 1000 m

Ascent Trip Report

Note this track is for the climb up No 4 mountain then the bushwhack up the true peak of Lily Bay Mtn which is the taller more prominent east peak not the west. We started a new track to go over to Baker as part of this trip. All stats to climb number 4 are included in this since you have to climb Number 4 Mountain to get to the easiest place to bushwhack.

The bushwhack up Lily Bay is difficult. Many places the fir trees are less than 12 inches apart and one must kick down the dead ones and part the sees. Chuck and I got scratched but proceeded up the mountain from the saddle. About 0.8 mile RT but rough going up the 500 to 600 foot climb. You essentially climb the prominence. Near the top a short blow down. At the summit, a jar hanging from the tree. No-one had signed it since 2019 (2 years ago!)

One of the people in the notebook in the jar was Christopher Keene who has written North Wood Walks the local handbook of climbing the peaks of the north woods of Maine.



Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2317 ft / 706 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1056 ft / 321 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2317 ft / 706 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1852 ft / 565 m; Extra: 465 ft / 141m
    Loss on way in:465 ft / 141 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:see TR  1429 ft / 435 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:591 ft / 180 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  2690 ft / 819 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Baker-Lilly Bay

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Number Four Mountain2021-08-16 a 
2Lily Bay Mountain-East Peak2021-08-16 b2317 ft / 706 m
3Baker Mountain-Northwest Peak2021-08-16 c 
4Baker Mountain2021-08-16 d1673 ft / 510 m
5Baker Mountain-Northwest Peak2021-08-16 e 
6Number 4 South Peak 28612021-08-16 f 
8Number Four Mountain2021-08-16 g 
Total Trip Gain: 3990 ft / 1216 m    Total Trip Loss: 1981 ft / 604 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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