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Ascent of Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide on 2011-09-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, September 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2106 ft / 641 m

Ascent Trip Report

A eastbound bushwack from Cheshire Road ....... 1km, 445 minutes RT.

I used the bushwack route described by Dave Dunham. From the hwy junction #9/8A in Windsor we traveled north on #8A for 1.8 miles to a left on Cheshire Road, .6 miles pulled-in the grass track on the left. Parked here, this was my TH, the summit is to the east.

I bushwacked generally east about half a mile to the summit. The first 100 yards is extremely boggy/wet (good thing I wore my old Scarpa boots) with some underbrush to contend with, after which the woods have patches of open woods and dense undergrowth/dead-fall to fight through. About 60-70 yards before the domed summit you have to pass through a barbed-wire fence, from here on is a beautiful maple forest, very open with a fern floor. The proprietor of the land collects the maple sap with a network of plastic tubing.

I walked the summit and chose my HP at a large tree, GPS 43.54300,-73.05776. I ascended in 18 minutes and descended in 12 minutes.
The boggy/wet area can be avoided by walking back on Cheshire Road 100 yards before starting the bushwack.

"BEING HONEST IS LIKE BEING A GENTLEMAN ....... IF YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE YOU ARE ...... YOU AREN'T."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:134 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:bushwack eb from cheshire road
    Trailhead:cheshire road west side of mtn  1972 ft / 601 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:12 Minutes



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