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Ascent of Mount Blue on 2012-09-15

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Blue
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3180 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

A trail hike ..... 3.2 miles, 2h30 minutes.

From the main intersection in Weld I took Center Hill Road north as it climbs 1.4 miles to the Mount Blue State Park Headquarters, then 4.5 miles to the Mount Blue TH Parking at the very end of Mount Blue Road (went by the Center Hill Entrance and Ranger Station on the right at 1.1 miles from the Park Headquarters, a short distance after this entrance Center hill Road turns to Mount Blue Road). The Mount Blue trail says 1.6 miles to the summit.

I climbed the well-maintained/moderate trail northeast to the summit with some steep sections, I huffed and puffed with granny breaks. Arrived at wooded summit with a bit of a clearing adorned with new Observation Tower, which offers great views.

This climb completes Maine in the PB List "US State Park High Points", outstanding is the one peak in PA.

I had a lot of time left in the day so I visited Center Hill before leaving the Park, see its TR.

"MEN TRIP NOT ON MOUNTAINS, THEY TRIP ON MOLEHILLS."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1771 ft / 539 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:mount blue trail eastbound from parking
    Trailhead:mount blue road TH parking  1409 ft / 429 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes



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