Ascent of Borestone Mountain-West Peak on 2015-07-04
|Others in Party:||David Musser|
Benjamin Musser <6080> Emily and katie
|Date:||Saturday, July 4, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Borestone Mountain-West Peak|
| Elevation:||1960 ft / 597 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA much better way to do this route. Instead of parking at the parking lot, we parked down at Big Wilson Falls. This have us far more vertical for the day and we got to explore the nice grouping of slate blocky falls and then at the rail road crossing the old abandoned railroad junction station which was interesting. Also along the way, my sons founds several nice off trail routes where some great class 3 was available the first being just before the visitor center and plenty near the peaks and between the saddle. We played for a long time. If only I had a swim suit for the falls on the way down!
The final ascent up from the Audubon Trails is a short scramble with great views near the West Peak (2015-07-04). Photo by William Musser.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.5 km|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
70F beautiful day
| Gain on way in:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1480 ft / 451 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Loss on way in:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||2.7 mi / 4.3 km|
| Route:||climb up falls to Mountain Road to Audubon Parking|
| Start Trailhead:||Big Wilson Falls 480 ft / 146 m|
| Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle between Peaks |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Borestone 3|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2121 ft / 647 m Total Trip Loss: 2071 ft / 631 m
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