Ascent of Glastenbury Mountain-West Peak on 2009-12-04

Climber: Rodney Ziak

Date:Friday, December 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glastenbury Mountain-West Peak
    Elevation:3423 ft / 1043 m

Ascent Trip Report

No Bigfoot , UFO sightings, or missing persons reports today from the area referred to as the Bennington Triangle.

Starting from the end of Harbor Rd.parked one tenth beyond the last house and followed FR 278 all the way to the north where it eventually connects to the West Ridge Tr. on the East side of Glastenbury West Peak at about 3080 elevation, followed Trail a short distance west to height of land on trail about 3325 then a short ten minute one way whack to the h.p.

The map from did a great job of showing all the old roads in this tract and would have been tough without.

The foot of snow that fell here one week before was now down to a patchy 1"to 2" above 3000 feet
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2258 ft / 688 m
    Total Elevation Loss:316 ft / 96 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.3 mi / 19.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2100 ft / 640 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1942 ft / 592 m; Extra: 158 ft / 48m
    Loss on way in:158 ft / 48 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.9 km
    Route:FR 278, to West Ridge Tr., Whack
    Start Trailhead:end of Harbor Rd.  1481 ft / 451 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:158 ft / 48 m
    Gain on way out:158 ft / 48 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.9 km
    Route:Whack- West Ridge Tr. Fr 278
    End Trailhead:end of Harbor Rd.  
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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