Ascent of Harmon Hill on 2011-10-21
|Others in Party:||SAVAGE|
|Date:||Friday, October 21, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2320 ft / 707 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPlanned 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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