Ascent of Bigelow Mountain on 2014-09-28
|Others in Party:||Brian Platt|
|Date:||Sunday, September 28, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||4145 ft / 1263 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBrian & I plan a goal to do all 10 4,000 foot peaks in the Rangley Maine are.Today we did the Bigelow's .West Peak & Avery.Today's weather was nice but hot...We started up the Firewarden trail ...Pretty gentle at 1st but it turns steep about halfway up.At AT junction we met a thru hiker chatted a bit & continued to West Peak
Got to West peak & the views were incredible .Could see all the lakes in the area ....Took in the views for awhile then headed to Avery.Got to the summit & went over to the foundation to have lunch.When we looked into the foundation we saw the survey markers & there was lots of flying ants so we ate lunch by the plaque .
we started down & the 1st time since I've been hiking I ran out of water when we hit the AT Firewarden junct. ...Temps were in the 80's so it was a hot & thirsty hike down.Brian had the idea of dipping out bandana's in the water & putting on our heads to keep us cool..This really helped & we made it to the bottom.
A nice 1st hike in Maine .Can't wait to do the others
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2833 ft / 863 m|
| Route:||Fire Warden Tr & AT|
| Trailhead:||Strantton Brook Pond Rd 1312 ft / 399 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Bigelows|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5609 ft / 1709 m Total Trip Loss: 5609 ft / 1709 m
|1||Bigelow Mountain||2014-09-28||2833 ft / 863 m|
|2||Avery Peak||2014-09-28||2776 ft / 846 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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