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Ascent of Moose Hill on 2010-09-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose and Dave Record
Owner of the summit
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Moose Hill
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1116 ft / 340 m

Ascent Trip Report

A gravel road climb followed by a short bushwack from the south side ..... 1.5 miles, 45 minutes RT.

Starting at Shy Corners, at hwy junction #17/33 south of Livermore Falls, travel east on #17 for 2 miles to a left turn on Moose Hill Road (Moose Pond is on the right). At the first stop sign (.6 miles) make a right on Record Road and travel east .3 miles to a gated gravel road on the left (the narrow road is somewhat hidden). Park your car in a safe place, this is the TH. The summit is due north.

The road climbs straight about 3/4 mile to a dead-end on the summit at a small Tower on the left, 100 yards before the dead-end on the left is the fenced-in main Communication Tower and from all appearances the Highpoint. I bushwacked a few hundred feet past the dead-end to an obvious bump that I believe contends for the Highpoint ..... I would find out which was the Highpoint before I left the mountain. No views to be had.

Half way down I saw a pick-up truck coming up the road, I waited for it and to my surprise Rose was on the passenger side. Dave Record, the driver, had stopped to chat with Rose.
"I've never seen Canadian Plates here before."
After Rose explained the reason for our presence he offered,
"Well, if you want to see the top, I can drive you up."
He asked me if I found the Geodetic Survey Marker, of course I said no.
"Do you want to see it." he offered.
"Sure."
"Well, jump in the back."
Dave drove to the dead-end and bushwacked directly to the obvious bump that I went-to and uncovered the Geodetic Survey Marker ..... circled by rocks and covered with leaves, I took a photo. Dave said that most people think the Highpoint is at the Communication Tower.

Dave Record is a 68 year old living in Southern Maine, he and his family own over 300 acres in the area including this summit. He loves the outdoors and like minded people, wants to blaze hiking trails in the nicer areas of his property. The east-west road on the south side of the mountain bears the family name "Record Road". A real nice hospitable gentleman.

"BEHIND EVERY GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IS A DREAMER OF GREAT DREAMS."


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:516 ft / 157 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:gravel road/bushwack from the south side
    Trailhead:record road N of moose pond  600 ft / 182 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack



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