Ascent of Pleasant Mountain on 2015-09-06

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pleasant Mountain
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:1214 ft / 370 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hot day on the Labour Day weekend, about 30 C. Fortunately, most of the trail is shaded.
The Mt. Pleasant Mine, which includes part of the summit, is private property, fenced and gated. Unfortunately, because of a previous incident of vandalism years ago, they won't grant permission to hike up using their road.

Fortunately however, there is an old, unmarked road that is on Crown land, that leads to the summit. From the road to the mine, you might even miss it, because it looks more like an ATV trail from the road. From Route 785, go exactly 2.3 km along the road to the mine, and the trail head will be on your right. Park on the shoulder.

At the summit is a tower and a couple of communication shacks. Be advised that there are apparently bears in the area", so I was advised by a security guy for the mine. I didn't see any, but I made a lot of noise as I hiked up, hoping this would keep them hidden. Seemed to have worked !
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:682 ft / 207 m
    Route:Old road off road to mine
    Trailhead:Road to Mt. Pleasant Mine  532 ft / 162 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes

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