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Ascent of Bald Hill Range on 2021-08-26

Climber: Peter Chinigo

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 26, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Hill Range
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:917 ft / 279 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started from the end of Midwood Farm Rd, as described in other trip reports. I used for the first time the Natural Atlas app, which was very useful - it showed all of the trails for the Meshomasic State Forest in the area where Bald Hill Range is located and also plotted my location and progress.

The trails allowed me to go directly to the site of the former tower which is at the summit of Bald Hill Range. I also looked for the benchmark (Meshomasic) but I did not find it. Once I was done there I decided to also visit Bald Hill Range North. The trails go very near that location, but I had to make a trip into the brush in order to find the highest point of that hill. When I finished there I returned to the trailhead and my car.

It took 21 minutes to get to Bald Hill Range (1.4 mi), 18 minutes from there to get to Bald Hill Range North (0.9 mi), and 18 minutes back (0.7 mi). Lots of gnats that annoyed me despite my liberal use of bug spray!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:132 ft / 40 m
    Total Elevation Loss:132 ft / 40 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Meshomasic Forest & Shenipsit Trails
    Start Trailhead:Midwood Farm Road  785 ft / 239 m
    Time:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Meshomasic Forest & Shenipsit Trails
    End Trailhead:Midwood Farm Road  785 ft / 239 m
    Time:36 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Bald Hill Range (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Hill Range2021-08-26132 ft / 40 m
2Bald Hill Range North2021-08-26 
Total Trip Gain: 132 ft / 40 m    Total Trip Loss: 132 ft / 40 m



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