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Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2015-05-06

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1673 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of my favorites of a 43 peak excursion! Drive up to parking in the state park. Trail winds around mountain to top where we climbed the stone tower. Great views! Apparently the tower was the results of a local who was outraged in the 1880s when Encyclopedia Britannica claimed the highest peaking Connecticut was under 1000 feet. Paid to have the mountain surveyed proving otherwise an arranged for the tower.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:305 ft / 92 m
    Total Elevation Loss:119 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:305 ft / 92 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 186 ft / 56 m; Extra: 119 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:119 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:1487 ft / 453 m
    Time:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Time:19 Minutes



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