Ascent of Burley Hill on 2017-05-06

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Burley Hill
    Elevation:1316 ft / 401 m

Ascent Trip Report

The hike up Burley Hill is well-reported elsewhere, and the highest point is obvious. It is the highest point of Tolland co. CT and of Town of Union in CT.

120 ft. west of the HP there is a north-south line of upthrust rocks that very closely coincides with the Union/Stafford town line. The highest point of the Town of Stafford could be one of those rocks, or a liner on the west side of them, or slightly further west.

A further 100 ft. west of the HP I found a USGS survey signpost and very quickly found the corresponding monumented witness mark. The other signpost and witness mark are an easy to find short distance to the northwest. From the intersection of the two arrowed directions, I could guess the location of BM Burley within about 3 feet, but there was too much leaf litter and new soil there. I made only a token effort and gave up. Total time from car back to car was 1:20 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:227 ft / 69 m
    Total Elevation Loss:226 ft / 68 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:227 ft / 69 m
    Route:Standard recommended route from the west
    Start Trailhead:0.3 miles north of jct. New Town Road and Burley H  1089 ft / 331 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:226 ft / 68 m
    Route:Wandered a little bit, and more north, then west,
    End Trailhead:same as start point  1090 ft / 332 m

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