Ascent of Mount Frissell-South Slope on 2016-06-30

Climber: Nicholas Daniel

Date:Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Frissell-South Slope
    Elevation:2372 ft / 722 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip report is for a big loop, hitting the summits Round mtn, frissell, frissell south slope, NY/CT/MA tri state point, brace Mtn north peak, brace Mtn, and brace Mtn south peak.

I parked on East Rd in MA and headed west first to Round. The trail was very quick and easy until a moderate ascent for the last few hundred feet. The views were pretty decent. I headed over to Frissell and to the totally wooded summit. Despite being the highest elevation today, this was the worst summit by far. I then headed to Frissell south slope, which ranks as the CT high point. I signed the register and walked along the nice view ridge over to the col between frissell and brace-north peak. I took a little break in between near the tri-state point, then headed to brace north. The summit of Brace Mtn-north is the real gem of all the summits today. The views are magnificent and the top is covered with wild blueberries. At least I hope they were, cuz I ate a couple. They were still pretty small, not quite ready. Don't forget to head north just a bit off of the trail to the true summit of brace north as these beat views are here. You can also find the white blazed taconic heading to the true summit from the red blazed trail that led there. I sat taking in the views and eating lunch for about 15, then headed to Brace Mtn. I saw a paraglider and friends up there trying to catch a draft to take off, I hung around for a minute but then headed to Brace south when he couldn't get up. After this I headed back over Brace and before brace north I veered off southeast on some other main trail, maybe the Ashley something? I intersected back with East Rd/mt Washington road, which I walked on north for a mile back to my car.

Overall I thought this might be too much to handle in an afternoon but it was pretty quick and easy, finishing the whole thing in 3 hours including breaks.

1:29 Th on east Rd
1:46 summit of around Mtn
2:04 summit of Frissell
2:09 frissell south slope
2:18 NY/CT/MA tri-state point
2:43 summit Brace Mtn-North
3:03 summit Brace Mtn
3:18 summit Brace Mtn-South
4:00 intersection of trail back with East Rd
4:20 back at car

2:51 total
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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