Ascent of Bigelow Mountain on 2014-09-28

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Bigelow Mountain
    Elevation:4145 ft / 1263 m

Ascent Trip Report

Brian & I plan a goal to do all 10 4,000 foot peaks in the Rangley Maine are.Today we did the Bigelow's .West Peak & Avery.Today's weather was nice but hot...We started up the Firewarden trail ...Pretty gentle at 1st but it turns steep about halfway up.At AT junction we met a thru hiker chatted a bit & continued to West Peak

Got to West peak & the views were incredible .Could see all the lakes in the area ....Took in the views for awhile then headed to Avery.Got to the summit & went over to the foundation to have lunch.When we looked into the foundation we saw the survey markers & there was lots of flying ants so we ate lunch by the plaque .

we started down & the 1st time since I've been hiking I ran out of water when we hit the AT Firewarden junct. ...Temps were in the 80's so it was a hot & thirsty hike down.Brian had the idea of dipping out bandana's in the water & putting on our heads to keep us cool..This really helped & we made it to the bottom.

A nice 1st hike in Maine .Can't wait to do the others
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2833 ft / 863 m
    Route:Fire Warden Tr & AT
    Trailhead:Strantton Brook Pond Rd  1312 ft / 399 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Bigelows

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bigelow Mountain2014-09-282833 ft / 863 m
2Avery Peak2014-09-282776 ft / 846 m
Total Trip Gain: 5609 ft / 1709 m    Total Trip Loss: 5609 ft / 1709 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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