Ascent of Frye Mountain on 2014-06-18

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Frye Mountain
    Elevation:1139 ft / 347 m

Ascent Trip Report

... drove into the Frye Mountain State Game Management Area from Rte 137, the Tower Trail was not easy to spot going along Frye Mtn Rd, so managed to start out a bit further west into a more obvious woods rd entrance which by very short bushwack up hill led to a blue-blazed ridge trail heading east back to summit. At Frye Mtn found limited views and a U.S. Geological Benchmark, my decision was to backtrack the Georges Highland Path instead of descending Tower Trail down to road; I followed trail to the Frye Mtn Loop Circuit Jct (finally learning trail system's name), and beyond bailing out at logging area going to road just a bit before nearest trail/road jct. Finally found Tower Trail slowly searching roadside making way back to Rte 137, clearings further along near the Game Management Area's Red Gate seem the better, easier of parking spaces. The day's warming and clearing continued with my further journey to now more sunlit Camden's Mt Battie & Mt Megunticook for another of Maine's County Highpoints and up high Ocean Lookout, stopping along Rte 1 to dunk my feet Atlantic Ocean at Lincolnville Beach.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:469 ft / 142 m
    Total Elevation Loss:469 ft / 142 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:279 ft / 85 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 239 ft / 73 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Logging Rd, Bushwack & Blue Trail
    Start Trailhead:Frye Mtn Rd  900 ft / 274 m
    Time:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:429 ft / 130 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 239 ft / 73 m; Extra: 190 ft / 57m
    Gain on way out:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Blue Tr, Tote Clearing & Frye Mtn Rd
    End Trailhead:Frye Mtn Rd  900 ft / 274 m
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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