Ascent of Harmon Hill on 2011-10-21

Climber: Ben Kemp

Others in Party:SAVAGE
Date:Friday, October 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harmon Hill
    Elevation:2320 ft / 707 m

Ascent Trip Report

Planned on a hike up Mt Snow from the ski area, but we were told they pulled up the hiking trail signs and had closed the Mountain to prepare for ski season. I was a little disappointed/frustrated as this was the 4th attempt at trying to hike this mountain over the past few years. On the way home we decided to stop and do a hike up Harmon Hill from Rt 9. We headed south along the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail up an incredibly steep staircase for the fist 1/4-1/2 mile or so, then the hike leveled out. Eventually we cam out to a fairly level/open area with a sign. There was a nice view to the west of Bennington. We then hiked back to the TH in about 1/2 the time it took us to go up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1320 ft / 402 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Trailhead:Route 9 TH  1200 ft / 365 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Overcast

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