Ascent of Fisk Hill on 2013-08-03

Climber: Hockey Puck

Date:Saturday, August 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fisk Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1220 ft / 371 m

Ascent Trip Report

From parking at the Souhegan River Flood Control Site hop the gate and head in a easterly direction across the open fields. Follow the perimeter of the pond past the dam and across the large field reaching the woods boundary at 0.4 miles. Skirt the perimeter of the marshy area through a forest of Mountain Laurel mixed with ferns reaching open woods after approximately 0.1 miles. Continue south following the path of least resistance to the highest point in Wilton at GPS coordinates N42 48.762, W71 48.972. The town highpoint is along the northeast slope of Fisk hill and is not marked or easily identifiable. The rock wall appears to be the town boundary and I followed it a few hundred feet looking for some sort of witness mark however found nothing. The woods get thicker as you continue southwest crossing several overgrown skidder paths to the summit. The summit is a round dome approximately 200 feet in diameter that is filled with small pine trees and thorny blackberry bushes. The highest point is not easily identified and not marked. After circling the area a few times the closest summit reference I found was a 18" diameter tree stump with a small stone cairn on top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:430 ft / 131 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:430 ft / 131 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.9 km
    Start Trailhead:790 ft / 240 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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