Ascent of Fairfield County High Point on 2008-08-24
|Date:||Sunday, August 24, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Fairfield County High Point|
| Location:||USA-Connecticut/New York|
| Elevation:||1290 ft / 393 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI parked on Meadow Ln. on the CT side. Walked to the NY/CT line, and then turned up the driveway off of Kirby Hill Rd. (Rte 67) on the NY side. Didn't see anyone at the owner's mansion. It took a bit of wandering around trails to find the NY/CT boundary monument at the high point, but here's the quickest way to find it: About 50 ft. after the driveway curves to the left, there's a stack of chopped wood on the right. By the wood is a wide trail into the woods. After a short while on this trail, it splits into two. Take the right fork, a mossy path, which leads to the monument. The monument is about a yard tall, has "Ct" and "NY" engraved in smallish letters near the top, and is white (although mostly covered with grey dead lichen). A little farther North is a small cleared area by a nasty small pond -- if you take a path and end up there, you've gone too far.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||130 ft / 40 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||see trip report|
| Trailhead:||Meadow Ln. and Wakeman Hill Rd. 1160 ft / 353 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time Up:||1 Hours |
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