Ascent of Bald Hill Range on 2019-10-13

Climber: Josh Schmid

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, October 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Hill Range
    Elevation:916 ft / 279 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a far more pleasant hike than I expected through a peaceful state forest. Of the 6 Connecticut HPs I did today, this was by far my favorite.

Parked south of the turnaround on Midwood Farm Road and followed the ATV tracks/forest roads using previous GPS tracks as a guide. At one location, I made a wrong turn, but this was quickly fixed with a short bushwhack over to the proper track. ATV track leads right to the summit, which is marked by the foundation of a former fire tower. Benchmark is located just before (south) of the fire tower footings, high ground appears to be near a cairn by the footings.
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The summit, marked by the footings of an old fire tower (2019-10-13). Photo by Josh Schmid.
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Summary Total Data
    Route:Forest roads
    Trailhead:End of Midwood Farm Road  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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