Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2012-04-06
|Date:||Friday, April 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Fairfield County High Point|
| Location:||USA-Connecticut/New York|
| Elevation:||1279 ft / 389 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe trip reports on CoHP.org are great for beta on this HP. Basically, the first driveway west of the state line is the best way to the high point. The driveway is posted...clearly and often. It is shared between two houses, so I ventured up. After the driveway splits, keep following the driveway heading north, and when it bears west, start bushwhacking north. This early in the season it was easy, nothing to dense to fight through. There actually is a trail that heads to the state line marker from the house, so if you do an intentional offset to the west, you will hit the trail. Follow that down to the monument. Wander around a bit to make sure you cross the HP. It seems to be just north of the marker. I never saw anyone, so I didn't have to ask for permission. Might be a good idea though, as the 'private property' signs were new.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||79 ft / 24 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||Driveway, bushwhack|
| Trailhead:||Gate west of driveway 1200 ft / 365 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Time:||5 Minutes|
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