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Ascent of Mars Hill-North Peak on 2012-08-18

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mars Hill-North Peak
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1595 ft / 486 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the 2nd of the three peaks that make up Mars Hill. At the North Peak, you'll find a short access road leading to transmission facility and towers. Wind turbine #10 is beside it on the peak's north side.

A gravel, hilly road separates the summit of Mars Hill at the south end of the mountain and the North Peak. The hike between the two, one-way, is about 4 km.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:397 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:397 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Mars Hill summit to North Peak
    Trailhead:Mars Hill summit   1198 ft / 365 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:North Peak to top of chair lift



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