Ascent of Mount Sanford on 2016-06-08

Climber: Mike Dow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sanford
    Elevation:885 ft / 269 m

Ascent Trip Report

After not making the summit, I did some research and found a good way to tackle this peak.

Heading toward Waterbury from Cheshire on Rt. 42, there is a parking lot for the Quinnipiac Trail located on the left side just as you enter into Prospect. There is room for a number of cars and there is a map of the vicinity, along with a history of this section of the forest.

The trail is very well marked with blue blazes, so it easy to follow. About 1/3 mile into the hike, the Quinnipiac Trail will turn right, and the Sanford Alternate Trail (blue and red blazes) continues in the same direction; continue to follow the Quinnipiac Trail.

Although there is a benchmark on the mountain, it isn't located at the summit. The summit is located off of the trail about 20 yards to the right, or at least this is what appeared to be the highest point and it was within the area shown on the GPS map as the highest.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:243 ft / 74 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Quinnipiac Trail
    Trailhead:Rt. 42 Trailhead  642 ft / 195 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Day before it started to rain
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 8 Jun 2016

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Sanford2016-06-08 a
2Hanging Hills-East Peak2016-06-08 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Dow
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