Ascent of Connecticut Hill on 2010-11-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Friday, November 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Connecticut Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2099 ft / 639 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up to Communication Towers and a short walk into the woods, near the southwest corner of the County .... 50 yards, 10 minutes RT.

Our source of information for this 2nd County Highpoint of the day was PB'S topo printout with its coordinates and Gene Daniell's TR of 2004. From the Tioga Highpoint we traveled west on hwy 79 to Ithaca, located in a valley with a lot of visible development in the surrounding hills. At the hwy junction of 79/13 we made a left on 13 and followed it south 3.4 miles to a right turn on 327. We continued west on 327 for 4.5 miles to Trunbull Corners Road where we turned left and drove 1 mile to a right on Rumsey Hill Road which heads west, runs into Connecticut Hill Road, and at 1.4 miles arrives at a T-junction with Black Oak Road.
We turned left on Black Oak and drove south 1.5 miles to where the Road turns right and at arrives a T-junction in 400 yards. Turned right on the dirt road and drove 400 yards to the summit area ...... 4 Communication Towers and a few buildings, wooded with no views, 2 deer hunters were just leaving in their truck after a fruitless morning.

Besides a 4 foot tall orange stake "Survey Marker", 25 yards inside the woods on the north side of the Towers, I found the "US Coast & Geodetic Survey Marker, Newfield 1939" in a concrete block. my GPS read 42.38648, 76.66943, exactly as per PB. This spot is not the highest ground on this fairly large wooded area. A well maintained white blazed trail passes right over the summit.

From this summit we moved on to Seneca county.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9 ft / 2 m
    Elevation Loss:9 ft / 2 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:9 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:drive up from black oak road
    Trailhead:connecticut hill road/black oak road  2090 ft / 637 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:9 ft / 2 m
    Route:drive up from black oak road
    Trailhead:connecticut hill road/black oak road  2090 ft / 637 m

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