Ascent of Musquash Mountain on 2010-09-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Musquash Mountain
    Elevation:1220 ft / 371 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy dirt road walk ..... 2.5 miles, 1.5 hours RT including the hike down to the col.

We approached from the east, at Topsfield hwy junction #1/6 (north of Princeton). We drove west on hwy #6 for 2.3 miles to a dirt road on the left. It is unsigned, however DeLorme calls it Tower Road, this road is .25 miles past the #6 bridge over the outlet of East Musquash Lake. The service road (for the summit's installations) is driveable except for one steep section at half a mile, rough and soft for 4x4 only. The road climbs an estimated 1 1/4 miles to the summit. I parked at this corner, this was my TH.

The summit is capped with a Fire Tower (stairs not too safe) and 6 Communication Towers. The Highpoint is north of the Fire Tower at the Communication Tower with a white building, a US Geological Survey Marker is just east of the white building. The views are limited, you'll need to climb the Tower.

A Peak to the southwest looks to be higher (not far, perhaps a half a mile), I hiked down to the col on an ATV track/bushwack with the idea of climbing it, very open woods. Decided to turn around and leave for another time since Rose was waiting at the car, I had told her that I'd be approx an hour.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:820 ft / 249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:service road from the east side on hwy #6
    Trailhead:west side of east musquah lake  400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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