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Ascent of Burley Hill on 2015-11-03

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Vicky
and Samantha Baxter
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Burley Hill
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1316 ft / 401 m

Ascent Trip Report


En route I called the Bradway family, and talked to the son of Wesley Bradway, who passed away in 2009. He was quite pleasant, and gave me permission to summit Burley Hill same day. Per the summitPost page I called 845-855-5929. He asked me to stop by his daughter's residence on Burley Hill Road if I went that way, but I did not as I went via the route described by Mick Dunn, on New City Road 0.3 miles north of Burley Hill Road. The route was exactly as described by Mick Dunn.
We attempted to use the old track described by Dave Covill. We found the jeep road at the high on the trees snowmobile route, and followed it perhaps 200 yds, down slope but ever leading away from the COHP. We reached a junction where it continued away from the COHP, with no discernable route to the right to the COHP, so we gave up and returned to the upper field, where 50 ft or so from the corner was a jeep road with snow mobile signage, which we followed to about its end, which is vague. From there we dropped down about 10-15 ft in elevation, then headed to the HP area as per my iPad's excellent GPS settings with the Topo app. It was early November. We had no problem with brush, nor poison ivy. nor at end of day did we find any ticks.

The HP was the largest rock, with no register nor view, nor any visible prominence. It was, however, only 3 to 5 minutes of bushwacking from the last road. Not a big deal. In early November the previously described difficult bushwacking was quite easy.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Thru two fields
    Trailhead:side road with plastic tube covered cable.  
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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