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Ascent of Bigelow Mountain on 2016-05-21

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Samantha Raasumaa
Date:Saturday, May 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bigelow Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4145 ft / 1263 m

Ascent Trip Report

Still working on the NE 67 list, this one and Avery are one of just a few left, this peak was a great great adventure. This mountain was a big hairy getting to with the dirt road in. We made the ascent from The Fire wardens trail. It was a moderate hike and steeper as the trail got towards the top. There was a bit of elevation gain near the top as well just below the shelter. The hike overall was great. the Views at the top are out of the world, I've never seen such an amazing views before. Many people were doing the loop over to the horns as they say it is much easier on the knees. But we made our way down the Fire Wardens trail. The hike has a great views and incredible camping spots along the whole trail. nearing the top there is a wardens campsite and a few campsites that are amazing. We made it over to the Avery peak as well to bag another one off the list.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:57 ft / 17 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1984 ft / 604 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
low 70's sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:57 ft / 17 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Fire Wardens Trail
    Start Trailhead:Avery Peak  4088 ft / 1246 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1984 ft / 604 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Fire Wardens Trail
    End Trailhead:Fire Wardens Parking Lot  2161 ft / 658 m
    Time:4 Hours 



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