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Ascent to Farm Island-who knows? on 2013-07-01

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
Point Reached:Farm Island - who knows?
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1110 ft / 338 m
    Remaining Elevation:50 ft / 15 m (38% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Trying out new GPS unit and did not realize my son had typed the peakbagger units given in degrees minutes and seconds into a preset format that was taking degrees minutes (with the seconds as a decimal). I am used to all the minutes and seconds as a decimal (D...) of degrees or the format of D/M/S but not a hybrid of D/M..

Needless to say that was far enough off to send us heading back to the shore of where we started and after 30 minutes of sweltering heat and at least 57 mosquito bites and worse, 20 horse fly bites, Karen and I realized we were not having fun buswhacking this one by trial and error and we headed back to the boat where David picked us up. I realize the error back at the lodge and will reset the coordinate and try again later in the week. We launched from one of the state park campsites but there were no trails other than near the shoreline and to the outhouse.

On the positive side, Willie now at 5 months and 50 pounds, loved splashing in the mud and chasing the horse flies and had a great weimerauner of a time!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Bushwhack from lake edge following GPS
    Start Trailhead:1030 ft / 313 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:1030 ft / 313 m



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