Ascent of Mount Douglas on 2012-08-11

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Douglas
    Elevation:255 m / 837 ft

Ascent Trip Report

It was an overcast day, about 20 C. Although it was raining in Fredericton to the north and in Saint John to the south, it was dry in Welsford this day.
There are no trails leading directly to the summit of Mount Douglas. You first have to ascend the trail to Mount Douglas Bald. Near the top, this trail branches off in several directions, all leading to the "Bald" lookout. Take the western-most one, then using a compass, you'll need to bushwack through the woods in a NNW direction (about 350 degrees).
At the summit, you reach an open area on flat rock. Someone has built a small firepit of rocks, which is now overgrown with lichen. I made a half-hearted attempt at building an Inukshuk on the highest rock I could find.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:227 m / 742 ft
    Elevation Loss:227 m / 742 ft
    Distance:3.5 km / 2.2 mi
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:227 m / 742 ft
    Distance:1.8 km / 1.1 mi
    Route:Via Mt Douglas Bald trail, & bushwack to NNW
    Trailhead:Parking lot  28 m / 95 ft
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:227 m / 742 ft
    Distance:1.8 km / 1.1 mi
    Route:Reverse order.
    Trailhead:Parking lot  28 m / 95 ft
    Time Down:30 Minutes

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