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Ascent of Mount Blue on 2009-09-13

Climber: Arne Schussler

Others in Party:Shauna (wife)
Kaner (dog)
Date:Sunday, September 13, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Blue
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3180 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was hoping to use this trip to share some weekend outdoor activities with my wife Shauna and give our hammerhead/Siberian husky who is nearly 12 a chance for a last hurrah. Unfortunately about .3 mi into the climb we noticed both his back legs shaking badly so Shauna offered to take him back down while I continued. Trail is a pretty steady climb that gets progressively steeper but not crazy. Nice views from the top to north and east. Ran back down in 40 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1771 ft / 539 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1771 ft / 539 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:partly cloudy, 65, visibility ~60mi.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1771 ft / 539 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Blue trail  1409 ft / 429 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1771 ft / 539 m
    End Trailhead:Mt. Blue trail  1409 ft / 429 m
    Time:40 Minutes



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