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Ascent of Mount Frissell-South Slope on 2017-08-14

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Frissell-South Slope
    Location:USA-Connecticut/Massachusetts
    Elevation:2372 ft / 722 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great little hike! I never knew any kind of trail system was out here. After 3 days in the ADKs, this was a nice change of pace. There was already a car in the small parking area on East Street when arrived. The trail heading up Fissell is blazed in red and easy to follow. A tough little climb up Fissell. Views were great from Round and Brace. Reaching the tri-point of three states was kind of neat too (there's cell service if you want to check in on social media). Being a Monday I was surprised to see up to 8 people on the summit of Brace. They had all hiked up from the NY side. There was a party of 4 ahead of me, but never saw them (they signed the registers on Fissell and the CT HP). I read later that the trail from Brace leading back to Mt Washington Road in CT is closed to the public by the nature conservatory that owns the land, but there was no signs saying such thing until the very end. I wouldn't worry about it. When I got back to my car, there was a different car parked next to mine then when I arrived. Shocked that there would be much traffic way out here on a Monday, but it is a state HP.

Start: 10:20am
5.28 total miles
Finished: 1:15pm
Summary Total Data
    Trailhead:Mt Fissell Tr  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: CT HP

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Round Mountain2017-08-14
2Mount Frissell2017-08-14
3Mount Frissell-South Slope2017-08-14
4CT-MA-NY Tri-Point2017-08-14
5Brace Mountain2017-08-14
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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