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Ascent of Mount Redington on 2015-08-23

Climber: Jason Rossman

Others in Party:Craig Stone
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Redington
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

My friend and I descended the summit of South Crocker with copies of S. Corcoran's and P. Fotter's trip reports in hand. I had a compass and my GPS, but never had to use them. The trail is littered (or marked some would say) with surveyor's tape which I personally find disgusting and takes away the challenge of the bushwhack. The trail is so well worn that they're not really even needed especially when you come off South Crocker and start ascending Redington. I wouldn't even call this a bushwhack. The canister was a little tricky to find. The open summit area is to your right when you get to the top. As you enter the clearing, the canister is to your right hidden behind some trees. I would have cut some of the tape down, but my hiking buddy, who hates bushwhacks, wanted to get back to the AT ASAP.

Also, the copies of the trip reports I had fell out of my pocket somewhere on the summit, so if you happen to find them, please know it was a careless accident and not purposeful littering. My bad.
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The start of the herd path (right) (2015-08-23). Photo by Jason Rossman.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Maine AT overnight (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Avery Peak2015-08-22 
2Bigelow Mountain2015-08-22 
3The Horns2015-08-22 
4Horns Pond Peak2015-08-22 
5Crocker Mountain2015-08-23 
6South Crocker Mountain2015-08-23 
7Mount Redington2015-08-23 
8Sugarloaf Mountain2015-08-24 
9Spaulding Mountain2015-08-24 
10Mount Abraham2015-08-24 
11Saddleback Junior2015-08-25 
12Saddleback Mountain - The Horn2015-08-25 
13Saddleback Mountain2015-08-25 



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