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Ascent of Mount Frissell-South Slope on 2011-04-16

Climber: Peter Zarabozo

Date:Saturday, April 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Frissell-South Slope
    Location:USA-Connecticut/Massachusetts
    Elevation:2372 ft / 722 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finding the trail head to Mt.Frissell was rather tricky. I believe it is located on East Road, however, the road is not paved, narrow, and can be muddy which makes for difficult driving. There are signs that indicate the Bear Mt. trail head, Mt. Frissell trail head is right across the road from the Bear Mt. signs.

Once you begin down the trail you will begin to rise sharply and reach the top of a small mountain. This mountain is not Mt. Frissell. You must continue along the trail which will bring you off of the first mountain (Round Mt.) and then lead you back up another fairly steep ascent to Mt. Frissell. You will know you are at the CT high point because you will see a large cairn and a green seal/pole embedded in a rock indicating that it is the high point. The view from this point are OK.

If you continue on through the trail you will encounter a stone post indicating where the three states meet, that is, NY/CT/MA. If you continue past this you will run into the Appalachian trail and be greeted with an excellent view into NY state and with the Catskills in the distance.

It is highly recommended you obtain a map of these trails before heading out. There are quite a few trail intersections the further you continue. You can obtain a trail map of the area from the Mt. Washington State Park station located past the Mass border on East Rd. It is about a mile north of the Mt.Frissell trail head.

Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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