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Ascent of Bald Hill on 2017-07-20

Climber: Mike Dow

Date:Thursday, July 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Hill
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at a wide spot just before the gate on Bald Hill Rd. I actually saw a State Police vehicle (maintenance?) coming out of the gate as I putting on my boots. The driver didn't appear to have any issue with me being there, but he might have assumed that I was just visiting the house across the road from where I was parked. There are no "no trespassing" signs on the gate.

It was a quick hike up the paved road to a house (?) near the summit. The actual highpoint appears to be in the woods to the north of the house about 50 yds. I touched all of the potential spots as there are two or three based on my estimate by eye. I also touched a spot in the "back yard" of the house that was higher than the surrounding area, but according to my GPS data is lower than the points in the woods.

I followed the road back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:165 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Bald Hill Rd
    Trailhead:1115 ft / 339 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Nice summer day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:9 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Dow
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