Ascent of Frye Mountain on 2010-02-13

Climber: Arne Schussler

Others in Party:Mark Schussler
Date:Saturday, February 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Frye Mountain
    Elevation:1139 ft / 347 m

Ascent Trip Report

Maine CoHP triple today. Frye Mtn, Cunningham Mtn, and Whitten Hill. Road to Frye trailhead plowed to within .3? mi. no one up trail for quite a while no sign of tracks. Snowshoes needed for part, snowmobile packed rest. Views limited, could see Mt Desert and Camden Hills. Cunningham "trailhead" posted in what appears to be an effort to keep machines out. Drove south .2 mi. where not posted and whacked in thru pretty open land, found an old road, followed to a stonwewall, along wall to trail/road.
Ski and old snowmobile tracks. Followed to first clearing, across row of trees to blueberry field(highpoint)view was awesome, from Mt Washington over to Bigelow. On way back noticed a couple signs posted indicating we had been on private land, no choice but to retrace steps. Whitten Hill drove up tower access road and walked obvious high spot to the right
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:299 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:299 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:840 ft / 256 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
Ascent Part of Trip: CoHP triple 2/13/10

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Whitten Hill2010-02-1310 ft / 3 m
1Frye Mountain2010-02-13299 ft / 91 m
2Cunningham Mountain-Northwest Slope2010-02-13310 ft / 94 m
Total Trip Gain: 619 ft / 188 m

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