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Mount Frissell-South Slope, Connecticut/Massachusetts


Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 2372+ feet, 723+ meters


Approx. Isolation: 0 mi, 0 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 723 - 726 m
    (3-meter closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 2371 ft / 723 m
    (Range 723 - 2374 m)
Peak TypeSlope Point, subsidiary to Mount Frissell
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 2' 59'' N; 73° 28' 59'' W
42.049633, -73.483042 (Dec Deg)
625535E 4656400N Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceConnecticut (Highest Point)
Massachusetts
County/Second Level RegionLitchfield (Highest Point)
Berkshire
City/TownSalisbury
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     CoHP.org Trip Report for Litchfield, CT by Dan Case
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Litchfield, CT by Ben Knorr
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Litchfield, CT by Andy Hatzos
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Litchfield, CT by John Hasch

Lists that contain Mount Frissell-South Slope:
     Connecticut Pseudo-County High Points (Rank #1)
     New England CoHPs (Rank #28)
     Peaks with Most Page Views on Site (Rank #32)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #34)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #36)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #36)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #39)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #63)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #75)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #101)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #166)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-09-22 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2006-06 by Victor Zhou
     2007-06-02 by Benjamin Schak
     2007-10-10 by Doug Urban
     2009-07-12 by James Kaufman
     2010-03-21 by Dave Dunham
     2010-06-04 by Robert Murray (GPS Track)
     2010-09-10 by Michael Wanberg
     2010-10-16 by Dennis Poulin
     2010-11-05 by Arya Morshed
     2011-03-12 by Stephen Wark
     2011-04-16 by Peter Zarabozo
     2011-10-11 by Jenn Grayson
     2011-11-25 by Tye Scott
     2012-05-18 by Matt Sedlak
     2012-08-07 by David Darby (GPS Track)
     2013-06-09 by Willie-Weimaraner Musser
     2013-06-09 by William Musser
     2013-11-23 by Andrew Mack
     2014-05-31 by Andrew Hollis
     2014-06-25 by Dan Hildebrand
     2014-07-13 by Chris Calabrese

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Connecticut is the only U.S. state whose highest point is not a summit, but a "liner" where the state border reaches a maximum elevation on an otherwise undistinguished slope. The high point of Connecticut is 740 feet south and 80 vertical feet below the summit of Mount Frissell, which lies in Massachusetts. This place is commonly referred to as the "South Slope of Mount Frissell", but could also be called the south ridge, even if not a very pronounced one.

The highest summit (local maximum) in Connecticut is nearby Bear Mountain, about a mile away to the southeast and 56 feet lower than the South Slope of Mount Frissell. This state high point is also only a quarter-mile east of the monument marking the Connecticut/Massachusetts/New York triple meeting point.

Reaching the South Slope of Mount Frissell is an easy hike from Mount Riga road to the east, or a bit longer and steeper trip from New York state on the east over Brace Mountain.

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David Reed snacks amidst the early-season snow at the highest point in Connecticut (1988-10-23).
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 18 ft/6 m
  Key Col: 2372 ft/723 m
Isolation0 mi/0 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Frissell-South Slope  (NNE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: Taconic Range
Range5: Southern Taconic Range
Drainage Basins
Housatonic
Long Island Sound
Atlantic Ocean
Hudson
New York Harbor
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Taconic State Park
Topo MapAshley Falls O42073a3 1:25,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Mt. Riga Rd 1890 ft/576 m
Vertical Gain: 482 ft/147 m
Distance (one way): 1.55 mi/2.49 km
Route #2 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Rudd Pond Farms Trailhead 950 ft/290 m
Vertical Gain: 1603 ft/488 m
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