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Ascent of Hanging Hills on 2015-05-29

Climber: Mike Dow

Date:Friday, May 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hanging Hills
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1030 ft / 313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in the dirt parking lot just inside the entrance to the park. Followed the white blazed trail to Castle Craig, and climbed up on the rocks where the lighting for the flagpole is mounted. Once I had finished with that, I followed the road across to the main peak. Just before getting to the parking lot for the antennas, there is a road that goes off to the right. Follow that road, until you see a blue blazed trail that leads between the antennas. The high point (according to my GPS) is just off this trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:223 ft / 67 m
    Total Elevation Loss:790 ft / 240 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:151 ft / 46 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 54 ft / 16 m; Extra: 97 ft / 29m
    Loss on way in:97 ft / 29 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Park Road
    Start Trailhead:East Peak Hanging Hills  976 ft / 297 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:693 ft / 211 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 621 ft / 189 m; Extra: 72 ft / 21m
    Gain on way out:72 ft / 21 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:White Blazed Trail
    End Trailhead:Hubbard Park  409 ft / 124 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Hanging Hills 1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Hanging Hills-East Peak2015-05-29 a636 ft / 194 m
2Hanging Hills2015-05-29 b223 ft / 68 m
Total Trip Gain: 859 ft / 262 m    Total Trip Loss: 790 ft / 241 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Dow
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