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Ascent of Champlain Mountain on 2015-09-08

Climber: David Darby

Others in Party:Terri Bonee
Date:Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Champlain Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1060 ft / 323 m

Ascent Trip Report

Biked from the Blackwoods campground around the loop road to the Precipice trailhead parking lot. I had read the descriptions of this hike and was really looking forward to it. It is an awesome hike - lots of iron ladder climbs, ridge/climb traverses, etc. It is a lot of fun and highly recommended. We took the advice of everyone and did NOT try to hike back down this trail, but instead hiked the ridge trail north and then down to the orange+black trail which hooks back up with the precipice trail near the parking lot. The entire hike took just over 2 hrs round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1020 ft / 310 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1020 ft / 310 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1020 ft / 310 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Precipice trail
    Start Trailhead:Precipice trailhead parking lot  40 ft / 12 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1020 ft / 310 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:Ridge to Black & Orange trail
    End Trailhead:Precipice trailhead parking lot  40 ft / 12 m
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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