Ascent of East Barndoor Hill on 2017-04-21
|Others in Party:||Madeline Lewis|
|Date:||Friday, April 21, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||East Barndoor Hill|
| Elevation:||580 ft / 176 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMadeline and I climbed East Barndoor Hill as part of our semi-regular trip to the scenic and peaceful MacLean Game Refuge. After purchasing pre-hike goodies at the local Stop and Shop, we parked and set out across the open field on the paved access road at around 1:45 PM. We had made it no further than the woods line (just over 200 yards) when we noticed the temperature was dropping like crazy, from mild to downright chilly. We ripped off our packs and extracted our fleece tops and windbreakers. We then proceeded through the Refuge and up East Barndoor Hill, which is located at the opposite end from where we parked. Normally, our chosen summit beverage of iced tea is a most satisfying choice; however, the air was too chilly to enjoy it. We lingered a short time on the summit and enjoyed the limited view northwest to the Bushy Hill uplands in Granby before making a deliberate slog back to the car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||375 ft / 114 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||375 ft / 114 m|
| Route:||Unmarked Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||US Route 202 205 ft / 62 m|
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