Ascent of Boundary Monument 398.7 on 2015-06-17

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Boundary Monument 398.7
    Location:Canada/United States
    Elevation:2200 ft / 670 m

Ascent Trip Report

A wet old track and overgrown boundary line swath ..... 3.8km, 1:45 hours RT for both peaks

This TR covers a one trip visit to 2 Boundary Peaks, see my Moose Hill TR for the full driving
We went eastbound to Junction Chemin du Round-Top and Unsigned Road (KM Marker 13.7) where we turned right on Unsigned Road and continued east 1km to a right at a fork, in another .5km parked, this was my TH for the 2 peaks in this TR (45.59521,-70.65866).

I walked a very/very wet old grass track easterly .5km to the Boundary Line (entering the Swath at 200M west on Monument 398 which was to the left). I first went right (westbound on the Swath) to "398.7". Unfortunately I forgot by GPS and therefore not providing the on-site/exact coordinates.

BOUNDARY MONUMENT 398.7 .... 1km from TH
I walked westbound on the swath .5km to the obvious HP, a few meters inside Quebec. Badly overgrown swath (even the off and on animal path was hard to follow), poor footing, slow going.
I backtracked eastbound.

BOUNDARY MONUMENT 397.14 .... 1.4km from TH
I backtracked east to my entry point on the swath then to Monument 398 "Granite, renewed 1988", located in the col between the 2 peaks. I continued/climbed the swath another .7km to the obvious HP located 15 meters inside the Quebec woods, I orange taped the spot. A bump 75M further east is a contender.
The swath and animal path on the east side of Monument 398 is much better and easier going.

Once back to the TH we went to/overnighted at the Boundary Monument 396 TH for tomorrow's first climb.
We actually had time to take this in today, but decided against it. Instead we checked out the sand/stone quarry and walked a lesser road to the border to check out the swath and Monument 397 "original cast iron". I should note that this lesser road continues into ME, as tunnel like in spruce woods, its perfectly flat (perhaps an old RR bed).

A beautiful quiet night in the woods.

"BEHIND EVERY MOUNTAIN LIES A VALE" ....... a dutch proverb

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:192 ft / 58 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:grass track/swath wb
    Trailhead:unsigned road  2008 ft / 612 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Part of Trip: 398.7

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Boundary Monument 398.72015-06-17 b192 ft / 59 m
2Boundary Monument 397.142015-06-17 c166 ft / 51 m
Total Trip Gain: 358 ft / 110 m    Total Trip Loss: 358 ft / 110 m

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