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Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2012-02-20

Climber: Ken Morris

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, February 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sunny day, a bit muddy on the not-so-well marked Under Mountain Trail (asked for directions several times, so not like me). Was told to avoid the icy Paradise Lane Trail so I went up the other side (Appalachian). Took a left accidentally at the sign, went 1.5 miles (out & back) out of my way. Finally made it to the summit just before sundaown - what a vista! A great climb, if a bit slippery in many places.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Sunny & cold.
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Under Mountain, Appalachian Trails
    Trailhead:Rt. 41 parking lot  
    Time Up:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Under Mountain, Appalachian Trails
    Trailhead:Rt. 41 parking lot  
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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