Ascent of Mount Redington on 2015-08-23
|Others in Party:||Craig Stone|
|Date:||Sunday, August 23, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4000 ft / 1219 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy 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.
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)|
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