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Ascent of Rattlesnake Mountain on 2012-02-12

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 12, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rattlesnake Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:760 ft / 231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started off at the trailhead on Rt 6 in Farmington. Climbed in the middle of February and the first half of the trail was covered in deep mud. There were two peaks -- the first being a pile of glacial boulders that is sometimes advertised as a "cave" and the second being what appears to be the true summit. There are two tall radio towers at the summit. Took a couple hours to ascend but would have taken less time had it not been so muddy.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Metacomet Trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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