Ascent of Buker Mountain on 2014-06-30

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Buker Mountain
    Elevation:1050 ft / 320 m

Ascent Trip Report

Athur Josephson entered a lot of provisional peaks to play with in the Dexter - Dover area but it appears none have been done. Today on the way to meet with the County officials in Dover Foxcroft, Karen drove me down Sebec Shore Road which is paved but bumpy and near the trail-head it turns to unpaved. The Junction with Gray Valley Road (a jeep trail to the right ) and OAC road is obvious and nearly 4 miles down the road (around 3.8). OAC road goes back to what appears to be timbered land and a well graded access road but access is denied with chain locked gate and a sign posting no hunting or trespassing. Another such gate sits about half way up the route. No owner or phone number given. No structures or buildings observed to speak with the owner. The graded road/trail is gentle and winds around NW then SW to near the peak. The true peak requires a short bushwhack. With permission, the hike would be estimated at a distance from Sebec Shore Road of around 1.4 miles. Additional gain on regains no more than 80 feet each way. Decent views from logging roads off towards Borestone Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:453 ft / 138 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Hot wanting to rain
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:453 ft / 138 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 373 ft / 114 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Sebec Shore Road  677 ft / 206 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Time:15 Minutes

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