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Ascent of Shaw Mountain on 2015-06-15

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
Peak:Shaw Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1653 ft / 503 m

Ascent Trip Report

Update........trail still marked but winter took toll. I cleared the trail today and it is pretty obvious again. Some logging activity created a road that bisects it down near the lake probably about 80 feet above the lake and temporarily eliminates the footpath of the trail at one point but I tied plenty of ribbon on each side to keep its bearing. Mosquitoes were bad today but it is still a great work out. The trail is rarely used and thus soft pine straw and moss so cushy but very steep. Not great views compared to Kineo but the snowmobile route along the lake gives a nice view of the cliff face of Mount Kineo. I climbed it and cleared it in 25 minutes. 18 minutes going down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:928 ft / 282 m
    Total Elevation Loss:913 ft / 277 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Grade/Class:1+ and 2 steep
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
60F windy and lots of mosquitoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:703 ft / 214 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 623 ft / 190 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Trail from Moosehead Lake Shore
    Start Trailhead:Access Blocked Cart Parking  1030 ft / 313 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:833 ft / 253 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 608 ft / 185 m; Extra: 225 ft / 68m
    Gain on way out:225 ft / 68 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:same then Pebble Beach to Kineo Roads
    End Trailhead:Lodge  1045 ft / 318 m



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