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Ascent of Bald Hill Range on 2012-04-28

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Hill Range
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:916 ft / 279 m

Ascent Trip Report

Shenipsit Trail crosses Meshomasic State Forest Road 0.56 miles from Clark Hill Road with good parking both roadsides. This gravel Forest Road is between Champion Hill Rd & Hall Cemetery. I wandered a bit in finding my way to TH while avoiding the blue blazes to start, so the distance to summit from the trailhead is closer to 1.5 miles, not the 2.08 miles it took me. The trail crisscrosses a number of old roads and intersects the old tower road at a large junction with trees painted with yellow & green blazes, the summit minutes away. I sure could have used a viewing platform to get above the first black flies of this season!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:416 ft / 126 m
    Total Elevation Loss:416 ft / 126 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:316 ft / 96 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 216 ft / 66 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.3 km
    Route:Shenipsit Trail & Tower Trail
    Start Trailhead:Meshomasic State Forest  700 ft / 213 m
    Time:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:316 ft / 96 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 216 ft / 66 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:Shenipsit Trail & Tower Trail
    End Trailhead:Meshomasic State Forest  700 ft / 213 m
    Time:1 Hours 1 Minutes



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