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Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2016-06-04

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Connecticut high peak. From the state's high point to high peak.

I heard this was a tough, strenuous climb. It was rocky and you had to use your hands in a couple places, but I didn't feel it was challenging. There wasn't a point where I had to question my route up. So it was "Connecticut-tough" but not on the level with a tough hike in the Adirondacks. Not really a good comparison, but it's all I've got. It was a fun hike and we were at the top before I knew it. At the top I found the largest cairn I've ever seen. A huge rock pile to sit on, chat with other hikers, and enjoy the view below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2072 ft / 631 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3698 ft / 1127 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Mid-80s. A bit humid.
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:2072 ft / 631 m
    Loss on way in:2133 ft / 650 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:CT high point to Tri-State Marker to Round Mountai
    Start Trailhead:2384 ft / 726 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1565 ft / 477 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:South down AT to blue trail to car
    End Trailhead:Undermountain Trailhead   758 ft / 231 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Connecticut High Point adventure!

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Round Mountain2016-06-041527 ft / 465 m
2Mount Frissell2016-06-04295 ft / 90 m
3Mount Frissell-South Slope2016-06-0410 ft / 3 m
4CT-MA-NY Tri-Point2016-06-04 
5Bear Mountain2016-06-042072 ft / 632 m
Total Trip Gain: 3904 ft / 1190 m    Total Trip Loss: 3919 ft / 1194 m



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