Ascent of Cup and Saucer on 2012-08-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cup and Saucer
    Elevation:352 m / 1155 ft

Ascent Trip Report

An easy trail hike on the Niagara Escarpment ...... 5km, 1h15 hours RT.

This is the 9th hiking day (our last) of our 10 day County High Pointing Trip (plus misc peaks) in Central Ontario .... we will drive home tomorrow. We had originally planned an 18 day trip however car trouble persuaded us to change our plans.

This morning we took the 11h20 hour CHI-CHEEMAUN FERRY, Tobermory/south Baymouth ( 2 seniors, car, reservation fee = total cost of 78.60$). Once on Manitoulin Island we found our way to M'Chigeeng where we picked-up Hwy 540 and drove east 6.4km to a right onto Bidwell Road, .4km to the Cup and Saucer TH parking on the right ..... the huge lot was 3/4 full, this is a popular place.

I took the white blazed trail to the summit. All is well marked so no need to go into details, it's an easy hike of about 2.5km with 2 very short steep section. The trail follows the top of the escarpment offering frequent super views and a close up look at the escarpment. A lot of people on the trail.

The summit concrete pier is in the middle of the trail, my GPS coordinates 45.85030,-82.10571. The actual HP however is in the woods to the southwest at 8M.

The one negative thing about this hike, however, is the sound from the adjoining working quarry at the beginning of the hike.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:93 m / 302 ft
    Elevation Loss:93 m / 302 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:93 m / 302 ft
    Distance:2.5 km / 1.6 mi
    Route:trail eb from parking on bidwell rd
    Trailhead:bidwell road TH parking  259 m / 853 ft
    Time Up:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:93 m / 302 ft
    Distance:2.5 km / 1.6 mi
    Route:white blazed trail eb from TH parking on bidwell r
    Trailhead:bidwell road TH parking  259 m / 853 ft
    Time Down:27 Minutes

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