Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2015-04-20

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fairfield County High Point
    Location:USA-Connecticut/New York
    Elevation:1290 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on Dutchess County 67A about 200 feet from the CT border. There's a very steep hill on this road approaching the driveway from the NY side. There are two driveways which looked like they could be the one leading up to the turn mentioned in other logs, so I picked neither of them and followed my GPS straight into the woods. While I was standing outside my truck on the side of the road in the pouring rain holding my GPS some guy pulls up and asks me if I'm having car trouble. A reasonable assumption given the circumstances I suppose... he gave me a weird look when I said no, so I waved goodbye and jumped over the ditch as he drove off.

Agree with other posts that the actual high point may not be right at the NY/CT border marker with pink flagging, though it's nearly impossible to know for sure for a slope point like this without surveying equipment. Took a picture of the marker and walked around the area a bit to be reasonably sure I got the actual high point. Didn't stay too long cause, you know, pouring rain. Also, for the record, it's the straight, flatter driveway with the neighbor's fence running alongside it that's right next to the Dutchess County line sign, not the one a hundred feet further into NY going up a steeper grassy hill.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Windy, Overcast
mid 50s, pouring rain

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