Ascent of Talcott Mountain on 2011-08-25
|Date:||Thursday, August 25, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||950 ft / 289 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTalcott Mtn typifies the topography of central CT: a series of long N-S trending ridges. Access is through Talcott Mtn State Park from the N on CT-185. I initially tried from US-44 on the S, but private property blocks access from Montevideo Rd.
From CT-185 about 1½ miles E of CT-10, I turned into the park on Summit Ridge Dr. After 0.2 mile I reached the TH which has a large pullout on the R side. I then took the yellow-blazed trail 1.3 miles to the Hublein Tower near the summit. There are some overlooks with good views to the W enroute.
The Hublein Tower is well worth a visit, and you can climb the steps to the top of the tower when staffed (probably only during business hours). The highest ground, however, is a small rockpile ~200 yards S, past some picnic tables and a small communications site.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||465 ft / 142 m|
| Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route:||yellow trail|
| Trailhead:||485 ft / 147 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Time Up:||40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||40 Minutes|
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