Ascent of Boundary Monument 398.7 on 2015-06-17
|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 ReportA 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:
Total Trip Gain: 358 ft / 110 m Total Trip Loss: 358 ft / 110 m
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