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Ascent of Burley Hill on 2019-10-13

Climber: Josh Schmid

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Burley Hill
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1318 ft / 401 m

Ascent Trip Report

CT "county" high point #8 was Burley Hill, which I ascended via the western route outlined in recent TRs. Parked at the corner of New City and Burley Hill Roads and walked up the road to where the red-blazed snowmobile trail broke off to the right. Using prior GPS tracks as a guide, I went up the trail and through tall grass in two hay meadows. A witness post is near one of the reference marks, did not find a benchmark. Highest ground appears to be one of a few rock outcrops just NE of the path.

Burley Hill marks my second state completion after Rhode Island. No idea what state I'll try to tackle next, as no others are as easy as these two.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:New City road, snowmobile trail
    Trailhead:Intersection of New City and Burley Hill Roads  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes



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