Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2008-08-24

Climber: Benjamin Schak

Date:Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fairfield County High Point
    Location:USA-Connecticut/New York
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked on Meadow Ln. on the CT side. Walked to the NY/CT line, and then turned up the driveway off of Kirby Hill Rd. (Rte 67) on the NY side. Didn't see anyone at the owner's mansion. It took a bit of wandering around trails to find the NY/CT boundary monument at the high point, but here's the quickest way to find it: About 50 ft. after the driveway curves to the left, there's a stack of chopped wood on the right. By the wood is a wide trail into the woods. After a short while on this trail, it splits into two. Take the right fork, a mossy path, which leads to the monument. The monument is about a yard tall, has "Ct" and "NY" engraved in smallish letters near the top, and is white (although mostly covered with grey dead lichen). A little farther North is a small cleared area by a nasty small pond -- if you take a path and end up there, you've gone too far.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:see trip report
    Trailhead:Meadow Ln. and Wakeman Hill Rd.  1160 ft / 353 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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