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Ascent of Borestone Mountain-West Peak on 2015-07-04

Climber: William Musser

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
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1960 ft / 597 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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!
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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
    Grade/Class:1,3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
70F beautiful day
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Peaks  
Ascent Part of Trip: Borestone 3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Borestone Mountain-West Peak2015-07-04 a1680 ft / 512 m
2Borestone Mountain2015-07-04 b216 ft / 66 m
3Borestone Mountain-West Peak2015-07-04 c225 ft / 69 m
Total Trip Gain: 2121 ft / 647 m    Total Trip Loss: 2071 ft / 631 m



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