Ascent of Shackley Hill on 2011-08-12

Climber: Dave Dunham

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Friday, August 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shackley Hill
    Elevation:1122 ft / 341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 4 was another eary morning as I hit Dunkin Donuts right at sunrise. We drove 25 miles to McGaffey Mountain and at 7am we were out and running. Up to the 1,310' summit of the highest point in Kennebec county. We ran up in 12:54, spent a few minutes kicking around then ran down in 9:09.

Next up was a 20 mile drive to Moose hill (1,116') the most prominent point in Androscoggin county.At 8am we zipped up the access road in 9:39 and ran back down in 7:15. Another peak in the bag!

15 miles of driving and we were at the foot of Shackley hill for a nice run in the woods. Our round trip run of 26:33 had us reaching the highest point in Androscoggin county. This was Al's final county high point in Maine (I've still got two to go).

As we headed for our next peak Al noticed that there was a mountain with a fire tower that we'd be driving by. We were a bit ahead of schedule so we drove 25 miles to Streaked (1,750') in Oxford Maine. Off we went for another short run...this time 12 minutes to the summit. We bumped into another group on the top and chatted for a bit before running down in just over 10 minutes (total = 23:26 running).

Our final mountain of the day was Douglas mountain in Sebago. I'd been there last fall but Al needed this peak to finish off the county prominence points in Maine. We drove the 40 miles to the most prominent peak in Cumberland County and quickly hit the summit. The run up included 4 minutes of road and 5 minutes on trail. We spent another 10 minutes on top taking pictures before the 7 minute run down. Total time was 26:25.

We closed the book on this trip with 100 mile drive to Haverhill and a nice 5 mile run around Lake Kenoza in Winnekenni park.

Day four totals:
Drive - 225 miles
Run - 14 miles
Hike - 0
Peaks - 5

Trip totals
Drive - 1,020 miles
Run - 54 miles
Hike - 7:15
Peaks - 17
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:422 ft / 128 m
    Trailhead:700 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail

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