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Ascent of Spaulding Mountain on 2012-05-03

Climber: Cheves Walling

Date:Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spaulding Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on Caribou Pond Rd at AT Trail crossing. Cloudy day maybe 45-50 degrees. Started out at 9AM on AT. Water high on the South fork Carrabassett but managed crossing downstream about 50 yds. Nice trail with some great view spots along ridge but not for today. Con't past Sugarbush Spur on to Spaulding summit for lunch and returned climbing Sugarbush summit on the way back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Total Elevation Loss:450 ft / 137 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1550 ft / 473 m; Extra: 450 ft / 137m
    Loss on way in:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:AT
    Start Trailhead:2450 ft / 746 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sugar

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Spaulding Mountain2012-05-032000 ft / 610 m
2Sugarloaf Mountain2012-05-03 
Total Trip Gain: 2000 ft / 610 m    Total Trip Loss: 450 ft / 137 m



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