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Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2012-04-06

Climber: Ed Wandall

Date:Friday, April 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fairfield County High Point
    Location:USA-Connecticut/New York
    Elevation:1290 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trip reports on CoHP.org are great for beta on this HP. Basically, the first driveway west of the state line is the best way to the high point. The driveway is posted...clearly and often. It is shared between two houses, so I ventured up. After the driveway splits, keep following the driveway heading north, and when it bears west, start bushwhacking north. This early in the season it was easy, nothing to dense to fight through. There actually is a trail that heads to the state line marker from the house, so if you do an intentional offset to the west, you will hit the trail. Follow that down to the monument. Wander around a bit to make sure you cross the HP. It seems to be just north of the marker. I never saw anyone, so I didn't have to ask for permission. Might be a good idea though, as the 'private property' signs were new.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:90 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Driveway, bushwhack
    Trailhead:Gate west of driveway  1200 ft / 365 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Minutes



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