Ascent of Higby Mountain on 2013-06-11
|Others in Party:||Michael Saxton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, June 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||893 ft / 272 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter having our run up upon the small fawn on Camels Hump, I considered this segment of the hike to begin at Pretons Notch. This segment has some steeper rock sections that can be hiked as a steep class 1 or you can find some routes up and over the column-basalt that nearly qualify as scrambling or at least a few routes can be chosen over the basalt rock where some hands are needed along the side trails instead of staying strictly to the well-worn main blue blaze path. Nice views are available but on this day the fog was so thick we could only imagine how far down it was to where we could hear the highway below but not see more than a few hundred feet away.
We took some fun photos of our feet overhaning the rocks on the cliff's edge and found the final cliff overlook a bit anti-climatic on Higby since Higby South had plenty of great overlooks equal to if not more impressive. It was rainy wet the entire time and the trails were running water like creeks for much of the day.
Ben L. report to the parking lot and TH was as usual, spot on.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||283 ft / 86 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Blue Blaze |
| Trailhead:||Preston Notch 610 ft / 185 m|
| Grade/Class:||1 and 1+|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds|
61 F and poor visibility still
|Ascent Part of Trip: HigbyCT|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1163 ft / 354 m Total Trip Loss: 1233 ft / 376 m
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