Ascent of Rossiter Hill on 2013-07-31
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, July 31, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Canada-New Brunswick|
| Elevation:||1247 ft / 380 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA southbound bushwack from Hwy #114 ..... 3km, 1h40 hours RT.
This is Fundy National Park's HP.
I started my bushwack on the Park's Hwy #114, at its highest elevation signed "Altitude 366 Meters", 9.6km south of the Parks North Entrance (45.62449,-65.04856).
I took a line right-of-compass-south (200 degrees) for about 1km (all a gentle downhill which puzzled me, I erred in favoring too much right, had to take a number of stops to check position) .... arriving at a low/boggy area I had to go east for half a kilometer to the obvious High Ground (all the climbing is here).
I orange blazed this whole route which is fairly easy .... open mixed woods with some rotted dead fall.
The wooded HP is obvious, took my coordinates at a tall tree, some rock, 45.61641,-65.04919 ..... I am not the first to visit this summit, an old faded orange tape is on the tree, I added my own orange tape.
I backtracked to the Hwy.
It s very disappointing to see no maintained trails to Canada's National/Provincial Park's HPs. This is not uncommon and each time I make-it-a-point of sending a complaint to the powers to be. I feel that the decision makers have little knowledge of the user's needs .... who doesn't want to go to a HP? A trail with an observation platform would be amazing in this area of Canada.
From here we moved on to the Westmorland COHP.
"DON'T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||198 ft / 60 m|
| Extra Gain:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.9 mi / 3 km|
| Route:||sb bushwack from hwy #114|
| Trailhead:||Hwy #114, 9.6km south of North entrance 1181 ft / 359 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||1 Hours |
| Time:||30 Minutes|
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