Ascent of Colby Hill on 2019-01-04

Climber: Dharma Bum

Date:Friday, January 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Colby Hill
    Elevation:2265 ft / 690 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had hoped to hike Colby Hill via Gore Road in PLainfield, However, this country road deadends at a jeep trail which is posted "private" and "no trespassing". I wondered if the road was, in fact private but opted not to test it. Also considered reaching it cross country from St Cyr Mt which can accessed without violating private property rights. Didn't have the gas in the tank once I got to St Cyr. The third time is the charm.

Came in via VAST Trail 302 West on skis. Its mostly uphill. At about 3 miles out I ditched the skis for snowshoes and left the VAST trail for the woods. IT was a pretty easy cross country bushwhack of about 2.5 miles. Within a 1/4 mile of Colby Hill there was Gore Road! It ends pretty close to this point.

Colby Hill is a cool summit - a craggy peak with some views to the east (in winter). I had a register jar in my pack and left it the high point. I got back to Vast 302 in the dark and had a great , mostly downhill, ski to the Butterfield parking lot.
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