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Ascent of Mount Algo on 2011-06-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Algo
    Location:USA-Connecticut
    Elevation:1160 ft / 353 m

Ascent Trip Report

I first visited this peak in 2007 during my AT Northbound Thru-Hike,
I decided to revisit it today on my return from North Preston Hill (see its TR for the trips complete details).
The AT reaches a height-of-land at a bump, on the west shoulder on Mount Algo, some people confuse this bump as "the" summit, this is not the case. From the AT (height-of-land) I bushwacked east 200+ yards to the domed/flat wooded summit of Mount Algo in open deciduous forest (easy). I stomped the area, very difficult to pick "the" highspot.
I estimate the distance from North Preston Hill to this summit at 1.8 miles.

"THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MOUNTAIN AND A MOLEHILL IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:260 ft / 79 m
    Total Elevation Loss:810 ft / 246 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:from N Preston/bushwack wb/woods rod/AT nb
    Start Trailhead:north preston hill  900 ft / 274 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:810 ft / 246 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:bushwack to AT nb
    End Trailhead:hwy 341 at north of Kent  350 ft / 106 m
Ascent Part of Trip: algo

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1North Preston Hill2011-06-19 a1347 ft / 411 m
2Mount Algo2011-06-19 b260 ft / 79 m
Total Trip Gain: 1607 ft / 490 m    Total Trip Loss: 1070 ft / 326 m



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