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Ascent of Elliott Hill on 2011-06-10

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, June 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Elliott Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1181 ft / 359 m

Ascent Trip Report

After visiting Asnebumskit Hill we moved to our 5th peak of the day (all easy visits). From the First Congretional Church in the village of Paxton we drove south on hwy 56 for 3 miles to a right on Marshall Street, then .75 miles to a road crest and house #425 (Kemp) on the left. The highpoint is to the right (north) 100 yards in the woods, numerous "posted" signs along this street. The road is narrow and there is no place to park.
We first went to the house on the north side of the road, a few hundred yards past the highpoint, for information. We pulled in the long driveway and went to the house, a lady was in the back yard tending to a number of horses, she quickly informed after I started telling her my needs, "I'm too busy now and I don't have time for you."
I went knocking at the 3 houses across the road from the highpoint (on the south side of the road), no one home. I then went to the house on north side of the road with the large grass clearing, a few hundred yards before the highpoint, again no one home. I didn't see any "Posted" signs from this property so I decided to visit the highpoint from this direction.
We parked in this driveway, Rose waited in the car. I walked easterly across the clearing to the woods then bushwacked (somewhat open) to the high ground area over 200 yards. The area is flat, I walked/stomped in all direction but impossible to pick a highpoint, confident however that I touched some high ground ...... walked about 600-700 yards, 40 minutes RT.
Late fall/early winter is perhaps a better time to visit this Highpoint.

"WINNERS TAKE TIME TO RELISH THEIR WORK .... KNOWING THAT SCALING A MOUNTAIN IS WHAT MAKES THE VIEW FROM THE TOP SO EXHILIRATING."
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:bushwack north of marshall street
    Start Trailhead:marshall street  
Descent Statistics
    Route:bushwack north of marshall street
    End Trailhead:marshall street  



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