Ascent of Mount Frissell-South Slope on 2014-10-26

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Kate Alix
Date:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Frissell-South Slope
    Elevation:2372 ft / 722 m

Ascent Trip Report

After locating the parking lot on Mt Washington Road we lost about 30 minutes looking for the tri-state marker & trailhead. It was already late in the day when we arrived because we had done the state highpoint of Rhode Island earlier that day. For this reason we hiked at a fast pace with no breaks on the way up. The hike started out on a moderate trail then upgraded to a strenuous about halfway through. We made it to the summit just as the sun was on the horizon beginning to set. On the way back we made it about .5 miles then put on our headlights. This was my first hike I needed to use a headlight on. The darkness slowed us down a bit but we made it back to car then found a nice place and had a great dinner on the way home.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Mt Frissell Trail
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Connecticut Highpoint (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Round Mountain2014-10-26 
2Mount Frissell2014-10-26 
3Mount Frissell-South Slope2014-10-26 

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