Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2015-05-06

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Elevation:1673 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of my favorites of a 43 peak excursion! Drive up to parking in the state park. Trail winds around mountain to top where we climbed the stone tower. Great views! Apparently the tower was the results of a local who was outraged in the 1880s when Encyclopedia Britannica claimed the highest peaking Connecticut was under 1000 feet. Paid to have the mountain surveyed proving otherwise an arranged for the tower.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:305 ft / 92 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:305 ft / 92 m
    Extra Loss:119 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:1487 ft / 453 m
    Time Up:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Time Down:19 Minutes

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