Ascent of Number Four Mountain on 2013-07-06

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Willie-Weimaraner Musser
Date:Saturday, July 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Number Four Mountain
    Elevation:2890 ft / 880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving directions:

Drive north of Greenville, ME about 17.3 miles and turn right on Frenchtown Road (unpaved) where there are a lot of mailboxes in a row. Take Frenchtown (good condition) 2.3 miles and turn right on signed road "Lagoon Brook" and then go about 1.3 miles on Lagoon Brook till see sign for another unpaved road "Meadow Brook" and turn left. Be careful, at 0.5 miles do NOT turn left with the signs pointing to #4. They are signs for the snow mobile trails. Continue instead straight for another 0.5 miles (1 mile total down Meadow Brook) and cross the bridge over Lagoon Brook. The Fire Warden's TH is clearly marked on the left. Parking is along the unpaved road and tight.

Hike details:

Hike is gradual east bearing at first then swings south, but after about half of the trip it starts to climb at a very steep rate. I call it a class 2 just to destinguish from meandering trails that swtich back. This one was cut straight south right up the side of the mountain and is very slippery when wet. Karen fell several times. The puppy did well. At

Left TH at 10:37 AM summitted with Willie and Karen at 11:48. Enjoyed summit till noon then left and was down by 1:00 PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1590 ft / 484 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Grade/Class:1,2 steep
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1510 ft / 460 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Fire Warden Trail
    Start Trailhead:Fire Warden TH  1380 ft / 420 m
    Time:1 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Gain on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Fire Warden Trail
    End Trailhead:Fire Warden TH  
    Time:1 Hours 

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