Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2017-04-14

Climber: Elizabeth Peeler

Others in Party:Hippo my yorkie
Date:Friday, April 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

To find parking lot for under mountian trail type in 395 Undermountian Rd in GPS. Trail parking lot is across the street. Parking lot was full had to park on road at my arrival at 1 pm by the time I left at 5 pm parking lot was almost emptied.

There is an outhouse at the parking lot but it's just a hole in the ground, not upkept, no toilet paper. Plan accordingly.

Undermountian Trail 1.9 miles then 0.9 miles up Appalachian Trail North to Summit. Fairly easy hike bigger steps towards the summit.

Monument at top with stone stating it's the highest point in CT. Beautiful views.

Sunny Day. Ground dry except near water crossings. All water crossings were doable by crossing over rocks. Two crossings had wooden planks.

Lots of dogs on the trail.

Today was a great hike with Hippo (my 5 lb Yorkie). She made lots of friends on the trail. And had a lot of fun! I think she enjoys these jokes more than me.

1 hr 54 minutes to the summit with lots of rests (for me not Hippo)
32 minute rest on summit
58 minutes back down from the summit.

Total trip:
5.6 miles
3 hrs 24 minutes

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1566 ft / 477 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1566 ft / 477 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1566 ft / 477 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Undermountian Trail to Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Undermountian Trail Parking Lot  757 ft / 230 m
    Time:1 Hours 54 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1566 ft / 477 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail to Undermountian Trail
    End Trailhead:Undermountian Trail Parking Lot  757 ft / 230 m
    Time:58 Minutes

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