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Ascent of Pleasant Mountain on 2013-07-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pleasant Mountain
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:1214 ft / 370 m

Ascent Trip Report

The climb was uneventful/easy, however the day was not. I forgot my boots at the TH and I WOULD HAVE TOO COME BACK THE NEXT DAY ..... 5.4km, 1h35 hours RT.
Our 12th day of our trip "Maritime 2013"

I climbed this COHP after doing Little Scott Mountain just to the north.

From my TH (per below) I climbed the old gravel road (left-of-north, rutted and overgrown in places with knee high grass) 2.2km to the open ridge at T-Junction with a service road coming up from the north. I made a sharp left turn and continued (right-of-south).5km to the summit. The last kilometer of the climb is open, offering the best views of the trip.
The summit is capped with an old Fire Tower (cabin removed) converted to a Communication Tower, the concrete footing for the ladder is engraved "Sept 14, 1967". I chose my HP spot beside/north of the Tower, 45.43081,-66.81310.

Once back to the TH I changed into my dry clothes and ate lunch before we left the area .... FORGETTING MY BOOTS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I would learn of this the following day while at the Mount Champlain TH.

We drove to the Bay of Fundy, New River Beach Provincial Park Campground (west of Saint-John), spent the rest of the day walking the beach, eating fish and napping/relaxing .... the whole time keeping an eye on the tide, a bit like watching paint dry.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE TH
From Fredericton we found our way to Central Blissville. intersection #101/785, zeroed our odo.
00.0km ... left southbound on the paved 785
24.2km ... good gravel road on the right, signed "Emergency 4460 + KIO". THIS ROAD LEADS TO LITTLE SCOTT MOUNTAIN, see its TR.
33.0km ... sharp right turn (northwest bound) on paved Mount Pleasant Mine Road leading to "ADEX MOUNT PLEASANT MINE". If coming from the south this road is 35.4km north of Hwy #1/exit 60 (east of St George).
35.2km ... old gravel road on the right leads to the summit. This was my TH FOR MOUNT PLEASANT, somewhat obscure and hard to find, we missed it. I pink taped the spot.

"IT'S ONLY WHEN THE TIDE GOES OUT THAT YOU LEARN WHO'S BEEN SWIMMING NAKED." ...... Warren Buffet



Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:722 ft / 220 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.4 km
    Route:road climb nb from mt pleasant mine rd
    Trailhead:Mount Pleasant Mine Road  492 ft / 149 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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