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Ascent of Boundary Peak 2520 on 2018-05-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boundary Peak 2520
    Location:Canada/United States
    Elevation:2520 ft / 768 m

Ascent Trip Report

A road/track/whack eastbound .... 11km, 4:15 hours RT

I'm back peakbagging USA/CA border in my quest to get to the Atlantic. Today's peak was added to the PB Library sometime after I visited this part of the Boundary Line in 2016.

I chose as my TH, JCT of Hwy 173 and a small gated road, approx. 4.2km north of the USA/CA border (GPS 45.83949,-70.41092). The distances I provide are estimates only.

From the TH I walked east 60M to the old #173, turned right (south) for .7km to a left turn on Le Premier Kennebec, then 2.4km northeast to an obscure woods track on the right (45.84384,-70.37993) - this track is .5km after passing a gate at a road JCT.

I hiked the wet track .7km southeast to its end, then bushwhacked (same line) another .7km to a good woods road (45.83995,-70.36794), a small pond is 100 meters south. The bushwhack has a few short dense sections to fight through.
I turned right and continued south on this woods road for .4km where on the left (45.83625,-70.37186) I found a small hunters trail of sorts. This trail wound its way southeast .25km to the Boundary Line Swath, entering at Intermediate BM 348.12, embedded in rock (45.83519,-70.37086).

I walked the nicely maintained swath eastbound 200 meters to the obvious HP at intermediate BM 348.10 (which in my opinion should be the name of this peak). Views are along the swath only.

I backtracked to the TH, got cleaned up and drove north/overnighted at Zec Jaro (10$ vehicle + 25$ rustic camping, which I found to be cher).

"AFTER CLIMBING A GREAT MOUNTAIN, ONE ONLY FINDS THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:895 ft / 272 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:895 ft / 272 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:road/track/whack eb from #173
    Start Trailhead:Hey #173, 4.2km N of USA/CA border  1625 ft / 495 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:road/track/whack eb from #173
    End Trailhead:Hey #173, 4.2km N of USA/CA border  



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