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Ascent of Hearthstone Hill on 2012-04-28

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hearthstone Hill
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:515 ft / 156 m

Ascent Trip Report

... followed Ben Lostracco's Plain Hill Road TH suggestion, after parking by pond went to farmhouse and received housewife's reluctant permission to cross alongside fenced pasture into woods. I dropped down below property along deer runs through thickets into old wet roads. I quickly, continuing west, came to and followed a well beaten ATV road track travelling south and westward. A short uphill bushwack later took me to another road jct, the lower was my way back and the upper meandered to another jct finally leading to the open summit area of rock, erratics. My way back was all by road, a variety of them back to the wet area below farm property's deer runs, all before twilight. The variety of old wood roads and ATV track suggests there may be other points of access.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:390 ft / 117 m
    Elevation Loss:362 ft / 108 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 72 m
    Extra Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:open field, deer run, atv track & wood roads
    Trailhead:Plain Hill Road  425 ft / 129 m
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:212 ft / 63 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:wood roads, atv track, deer run & open field
    Trailhead:Plain Hill Road  453 ft / 138 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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