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Ascent of Crum Hill on 2011-09-10

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Others in Party:Mick
Date:Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crum Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2835 ft / 864 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the standard approach from Bliss Road/Tilda Hill Road. We followed cohp.org trip reports the best we could, but a lot has changed in this area in recent years. Wide swaths have been cut through the forest, and some of the trails have been obliterated. Or, I guess you could say that they've been replaced with new, 50-foot wide trails.

For our approach to the north peak, we took the path from the Tilda Hill/Bliss Road intersection for about a quarter mile before turning right once we reached the large swath. We hiked uphill along the swath a short distance before turning right on a (relatively) narrow trail which took us to a large cleared area. We walked up to a slightly higher area which still had some trees, and found the large cairn. Finding the cairn may require some searching; we were sort of lucky to find it quickly. The views from the cairn are quite nice. On this sunny day we had a fine view into Vermont, and could see Mt. Monadnock off in the distance.

We then returned to the cleared area, and followed a swath through the col and up to the south summit. We bushwhacked about 50 meters or less to the jar. It looked like Ben L was here earlier this very same day.

We backtracked to the car where we were greeted by a large friendly white dog from the neighborhood.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:335 ft / 102 m
    Trailhead:Tilda Hill / Bliss Road Intersection  2500 ft / 762 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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