Ascent of Moxie Bald Mountain on 2018-08-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
Daniel Musser
Date:Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Moxie Bald Mountain
    Elevation:2629 ft / 801 m

Ascent Trip Report

Used Keen's North Woods Walks book to find TH. Basically, you drive to the Forks and head on the paved road to the tiny town of Lake Moxie. Turn right and head 1.7 miles up to you see the parking area on right for Mosquito Mountain with the red bear paw print on the rock. Start new mileage and head 11.5 miles on the logging roads taking the left turns each time on all main logging roads including two odd crossings over 2 plastic corrugated drainage pipes! Pretty straight forward do not head down any grassy roads stay on main logging road and head towards the mountain since you basically drive along the entire west coast of Moxie Pond and then cross the river that feeds it. I counted 4 total bridges you cross from Lake Moxie town. Two along the coast of Moxie pond (along the historic railroad grade) and one large one across the river that feeds the lake, and then one small one near the TH too.

The AT crossing signs are obvious. Parking is spotty you need to get away from road not to get hit by logging trucks. We were in a Subaru cross trek so we needed little room. We found a nearby tuckout in the road 20 yards upstream and were totally out of the way and in the shade.

Karen pulled a muscle and hobbled along and Danny and Willie and I completed this 1k peak quickly. There are nice ledges at the top with nice views. There are some odd cave-cracks and a crazy capped table rock you hike through near the summit. We found Karen hobbling up the route on the way down (she decided to get some exercise despite the pain and collect Cantrell (Sp??) mushrooms) She made it about 800 feet up.

Decent hike with nice trail (AT) and good views but a long slow ride in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1339 ft / 407 m
    Total Elevation Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1309 ft / 398 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1279 ft / 390 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Start Trailhead:see GPS off logging road  1350 ft / 411 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km

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