Ascent of Norumbega Mountain on 2012-10-11

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Thursday, October 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Norumbega Mountain
    Elevation:850 ft / 259 m

Ascent Trip Report

12:30pm Parked at the Gatehouse on Route 3 (near Lower Hadlock Pond) ran down Hadlock Pond road (200’) then up via the Norumbega Mountain trail to the summit (852’) in 25:36 for the 1.7 miles. Ran down the same way to the Gatehouse in 18:13 then 1.5 miles on crappy trail from the Map House up the Eliot Mountain trail to the summit (456’) in 13:52 (from the Gatehouse) and down in 12:02. total time 1:21:35 for 6+ miles. Both mountains had no view from the summit. Norumbega had some open ledges prior to the summit with views of Hadlock Pond and South to the Northeast Harbor and beyond.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:650 ft / 198 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Norumbega trail
    Trailhead:Gatehouse  200 ft / 60 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:18 Minutes

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