Ascent of Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide on 2011-09-26
|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|
| Elevation:||2106 ft / 641 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA 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|
| Time Up:||18 Minutes|
| Time Down:||12 Minutes|
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