Peakbagger.com

Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2017-04-14

Climber: Elizabeth Peeler

Others in Party:Hippo my yorkie
Date:Friday, April 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

To find parking lot for under mountian trail type in 395 Undermountian Rd in GPS. Trail parking lot is across the street. Parking lot was full had to park on road at my arrival at 1 pm by the time I left at 5 pm parking lot was almost emptied.

There is an outhouse at the parking lot but it's just a hole in the ground, not upkept, no toilet paper. Plan accordingly.

Undermountian Trail 1.9 miles then 0.9 miles up Appalachian Trail North to Summit. Fairly easy hike bigger steps towards the summit.

Monument at top with stone stating it's the highest point in CT. Beautiful views.

Sunny Day. Ground dry except near water crossings. All water crossings were doable by crossing over rocks. Two crossings had wooden planks.

Lots of dogs on the trail.

Today was a great hike with Hippo (my 5 lb Yorkie). She made lots of friends on the trail. And had a lot of fun! I think she enjoys these jokes more than me.

1 hr 54 minutes to the summit with lots of rests (for me not Hippo)
32 minute rest on summit
58 minutes back down from the summit.

Total trip:
5.6 miles
3 hrs 24 minutes

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1566 ft / 478 m
    Elevation Loss:1566 ft / 478 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1566 ft / 478 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Undermountian Trail to Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Undermountian Trail Parking Lot  757 ft / 230 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 54 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1566 ft / 478 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail to Undermountian Trail
    Trailhead:Undermountian Trail Parking Lot  757 ft / 230 m
    Time Down:58 Minutes



This page has been served 111 times since 2005-01-15.




Copyright © 1987-2018 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service