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Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2009-08-01

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fairfield County High Point
    Location:USA-Connecticut/New York
    Elevation:1290 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

Short 30 minute round trip up a driveway and trail to a concrete border post.

Travelling from the South and approaching the High Point from the CT side, leave I84 at Exit 6 in Danbury and drive North on hwy 37, thru the village of New Fairfield, for 21km to a left turn (west) on Wakeman Hill road. Continue for 2.3km to a narrow private driveway with a stone pillar on the right (at a height of land). This is the TH ......accross the road on the left is a wide private entrance with 2 foot high stone walls, NY State signs are straight ahead (Kirby Hill Road, 67A, Dutchess County).

Hike up the driveway (it curves left) about .5km to a pile of cutwood on the right and the start of a wide trail .....straight ahead, 50 yards away is a large residential steel gate.
Hike the trail (northeast a very short distance to a fork, stay right, the trail descends slightly to a concrete border post and the Fairfield County High Point ( on the slopes of the hill .... the High Point of this area is in NY State to the East).
I got my directions from fellow Peakbagger Benjamin Schaks excellent TR dated 2008-08-24.

After this High Point we drove to NY I87S, exit 16, to check out the trails for Schunnemunk, couldn,t find accomodations here so we decided to move on and leave Schunnemunk for another day. We ended up in New Jersey, Holiday Inn Express, I287South, exit 55.

WINNERS TAKE TIME TO RELISH THEIR WORK, KNOWING THAT SCALING A MOUNTAIN IS WHAT MAKES THE VIEW FROM THE TOP SO EXHILIRATING.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:80 ft / 25 m
    Elevation Loss:80 ft / 25 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:80 ft / 25 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:private driveway and trail from wakeman Road
    Trailhead:from the south at wakeman road  1210 ft / 368 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:80 ft / 25 m
    Route:private driveway and trail from wakeman Road
    Trailhead:from the south at wakeman road  1210 ft / 368 m



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