Ascent of Boundary Peak on 2020-08-15
|Date:||Saturday, August 15, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||United States/Canada|
| Elevation:||3852 ft / 1174 m|
Ascent Trip Report#98 Boundry/Panther with Joe and Lyn Greenway for my #98. We went up via US side because border was closed due to pandemic. We drove to the far end of the Porter Brook logging road (ME). It was a great day and so much fun hiking up along the canadian/us boundry. The bushwhack up to the border swath was short but pretty boggy so we tried our best not to get our boots too wet at the beginning of the hike. It was so exciting to get onto the border swath- about a 30 wide swath path along the US/ CA border makes with 3 ft monument markers about every mile along the swath. So many hunting blinds with salt licks on the CA side yet none on the US side (different hunting regulations are very different for each country). The ascents and descents along the swath were STEEP. We came up to the top of the first ascent to hit monument 45 then headed down to the Dennison Bog before then going up the second steep ascent up to the height of land before ducking into the woods for Panther Peak aka Border. We saw THREE MOOSE on the trail in the Dennison Bog. (First time seeing moose on Amy trail). We also saw a few deer, and then saw the most amazing National Geographic wild animal scene after we finished hiking back at the truck. While having a celebratory beer back at the truck, we witnessed the most amazing exchange of prey from birds right overhead! Google it! It was wild! Were they Falcons????
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2838 ft / 865 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2838 ft / 865 m|
| Gain on way in:||2838 ft / 865 m|
| Loss on way in:||2838 ft / 865 m|
| Distance:||8.5 mi / 13.7 km|
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