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Ascent of Hanging Hills 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
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hanging Hills
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1030 ft / 313 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of two contenders for the most prominent point of CT.

And how I have learned to appreciate prominence, rather than highpoints, as a mark of excellence!

On this day I completed the COHP's of Connecticut, on an ugly trivial place called "Snow Hill", the HP of Windham County CT! How I wish it were here! This place with GRAND views SHOULD be the state HP, not just some side-of-slope liner point like Frisell slope!

We were there Nov 3, three days after the seasonal closing of the drive to the West Peak Towers. Oh well! So using the Hubbard Park Trails website we started rather late in the day at Mirror Lake. We walked on the trail along Crow Hollow, then across the Interstate, then up the blue trail to the pavement road, and left on pavement to the radio towers area and on to the HP just south.
Earlier I completed the county high points of Connecticut on an ugly trivial place. How I wished it were here! Great views. Prominence. Trails with effort.
It was just getting quite dark when we arrived back at the parking lot, and we had no flashlight. The park officially closes at a half hour after sunset, but there were several other vehicles still there as well.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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