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Ascent of Blueberry Mountain on 2012-10-08

Climber: Scott Durant

Others in Party:Jasmine
Maddie
Dakota
Date:Monday, October 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blueberry Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:2962 ft / 902 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trailhead can be tough to find on this mountain. You park at the Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp. Go straight and cross over an athletic field. There are 3 skidder paths. Take the middle one. Go straight for about 100 yards and look for a trail with blue markers on the right. The trail starts out very steep. It is virtually relentless the whole way up. There are many false summits and ledges to get your hope up. The 2012 AMC guide has the distances totally wrong. It says that from the parking area to the trailhead that its .5 miles. I can't be more than .2 or .3. The caretaker said it was less than 2 miles to the top, which the book says it is. We took the wrong path and wound up almost knee deep in mud on a horrible skidder road. The book didn't say which path to take after the field.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1612 ft / 491 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1612 ft / 491 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Blueberry Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:1350 ft / 411 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km



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