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Ascent of King Philip Mountain on 2018-08-19

Climber: Mike Dow

Others in Party:Mike Dow -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, August 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:King Philip Mountain
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:910 ft / 277 m

Ascent Trip Report

Talcott Mountain
Parked in the parking lot at the trailhead and followed the yellow blazed trail to the Heublein Tower stopping along the way to take pictures and look at the view to the west overlooking Simsbury. Once at the top we climbed the Tower for a spectacular view of the surrounding country. We were there for the Hike to the Mic event so we enjoyed the music and food for a few hours.


Between sets, we followed the Metacomet Trail (Blue Blazes) out to King Philip Mountain which I missed last time that I made this hike. The trail leaves the yellow blazed trail just below the Heublein Tower as you head toward the parking lot. The trail follows the ridge to the subpeak in an easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Blue Blazed Metacomet Trail
    Trailhead:Heublein Tower  950 ft / 289 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Nice afternoon
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Time:13 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Time:13 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Heublein Tower

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Talcott Mountain2018-08-19 a355 ft / 108 m
2King Philip Mountain2018-08-19 b40 ft / 12 m
Total Trip Gain: 395 ft / 120 m    Total Trip Loss: 395 ft / 120 m



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