Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2016-06-04
|Others in Party:||Dan Petit -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Saturday, June 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2323 ft / 708 m|
Ascent Trip ReportConnecticut high peak. From the state's high point to high peak.
I heard this was a tough, strenuous climb. It was rocky and you had to use your hands in a couple places, but I didn't feel it was challenging. There wasn't a point where I had to question my route up. So it was "Connecticut-tough" but not on the level with a tough hike in the Adirondacks. Not really a good comparison, but it's all I've got. It was a fun hike and we were at the top before I knew it. At the top I found the largest cairn I've ever seen. A huge rock pile to sit on, chat with other hikers, and enjoy the view below.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2072 ft / 631 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3698 ft / 1127 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.9 mi / 9.5 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Mid-80s. A bit humid.
|Descent (To Destination) Statistics|
| Gain on way in:||2072 ft / 631 m|
| Loss on way in:||2133 ft / 650 m|
| Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Route:||CT high point to Tri-State Marker to Round Mountai|
| Start Trailhead:||2384 ft / 726 m|
| Loss on way out:||1565 ft / 477 m|
| Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.5 km|
| Route:||South down AT to blue trail to car|
| End Trailhead:||Undermountain Trailhead 758 ft / 231 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Connecticut High Point adventure!|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3904 ft / 1190 m Total Trip Loss: 3919 ft / 1194 m
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