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Ascent of Rider Bluff on 2017-07-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rider Bluff
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:800 ft / 243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on radio tower maintenance road at around elevation 600 and hiked down to intersection of a private drive and the tower road at elevation 560. Hiked up easy graded road pass many signed private drives until final tower access gate. The gate is signed but it is loosely gated with an obvious intention to prevent motor vehicles from continuing but an easy step over for a hiker. Private property along the sides telling hunters to not go in and shoot wildlife. A short distance to top. Jogged back down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:260 ft / 79 m
    Total Elevation Loss:260 ft / 79 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:near junction of two roads  540 ft / 164 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:540 ft / 164 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Maine Day-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Holt Hill2017-07-01 a223 ft / 68 m
2Boston Hill2017-07-01 b284 ft / 87 m
3Mount Agamenticus2017-07-01 c379 ft / 116 m
4Second Hill2017-07-01 d275 ft / 84 m
5Mount Agamenticus2017-07-01 dd351 ft / 107 m
6Bradbury Mountain2017-07-01 e275 ft / 84 m
7Blinn Hill2017-07-01 f102 ft / 31 m
9Mount Pisgah2017-07-01 g490 ft / 149 m
9Rider Bluff2017-07-01 h260 ft / 79 m
Total Trip Gain: 2639 ft / 805 m    Total Trip Loss: 2295 ft / 700 m



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