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Ascent of Hanging Hills-East Peak on 2011-06-17

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Friday, June 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hanging Hills-East Peak
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:976 ft / 297 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short blue trail westbound hike from summit parking ..... 200 yards, 15 minutes RT.

The Castle Craig Tower, a round stone structure with a turret top, is located right on the top of the rocky cliff, offering an outstanding panorama. The Highpoint is west of the Tower on edge of the cliff.
From the top end of the summit parking at the northwest corner (right) a blue blazed trail heads west along the rough/rocky cliff edge to the Highpoint. I chose my spot at 41.55702, 7283701. The PB coordinates puts the spot in a lower elevation.
As is the case with the West Peak, make sure you pick a clear day.

For the Driving Directions to the summit parking see my Hanging Hills (West Peak) TR.

"PHONY AS A THREE DOLLAR BILL." .... Canadian saying for fakery.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:56 ft / 17 m
    Total Elevation Loss:56 ft / 17 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:56 ft / 17 m
    Route:blue trail westbound from summit parking
    Start Trailhead:summit parking for Castle Craig Tower  920 ft / 280 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:56 ft / 17 m
    Route:blue trail eastbound to summit parking
    End Trailhead:summit parking for Castle Craig Tower  920 ft / 280 m



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