Ascent of Mount Abraham on 2013-09-21

Climber: David Thibaudeau

Others in Party:Rachel B
Lynn L
Date:Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Abraham
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got the junction for the Abram trail on the AT rather slow. There was another person on the AT waiting for her friends to come back down off of Abram. We started out way up to the peak and it was relatively easy on the first portion of the trail then started to climb in small spurts. After a little while, we finally got to the talus and made a rather easy ascent to the peak. The clouds started to roll in, as we heard the weather was to go South that evening and the wind started to pick up. We went over and had some snacks in the little shelter that was made from the old hut before heading down.

The descent seemed to go really slow and we were running out of light. We finally made it to the road just before dark was setting in, but still had a ways to go and two river crossings. We had met another hiker at the top of Abram and he said that the river crossings would not be bad at all, just a little wading. We got to the river with no light and had to pull out our lamps. The river didn't have any rock crossings that didn't require any leaps of faith, so we ended up just walking right across in our bare feet. The second crossing was a shallow creek and so it wasn't hard at all. We luckily made it to the car just in time for the rain to start pouring down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:886 ft / 270 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3021 ft / 920 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Abram Trail
    Start Trailhead:Abram Trail Jct on AT  3154 ft / 961 m
    Time:1 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3021 ft / 920 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Abram Trail
    End Trailhead:Abram TH on Rapid Stream Rd  1019 ft / 310 m
    Time:3 Hours 2 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Carrabassett Valley Traverse (East side) (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2013-09-212038 ft / 621 m
2Spaulding Mountain2013-09-21469 ft / 143 m
3Mount Abraham2013-09-21886 ft / 270 m
Total Trip Gain: 3393 ft / 1034 m    Total Trip Loss: 4653 ft / 1419 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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