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Brian KaletStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Brian Kalet

CT Highpoint, Frissell & Round
Posted Aug 13, 2008 1:36 am

TahawusMount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Climbed via the South Taconic Trail from the Mount Washington Road. A fun, easy and short dayhike. Signed in at the summit register before heading over to the highpoint. Nice views of the Litchfield Hills and of Riga Lake and the South Resevoir. My fifth state highpoint!
Posted Aug 12, 2008 2:46 pm

injektiloNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006


This was a pleasant hike made better by the season's first snow flurries. A really nice area.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:03 pm

RedwicTwo Steep Routes Taken...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


In the early morning, I took both the South Taconic Trail and the Standard Route. I wanted to see the views of Round Mountain and Bear Mountain. These trails are much steeper than even I expected, but the scenery and viewpoints make it worth the trip.
This was the fourth of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #28 for me.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:54 am

TiogaBradfordSurprising!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


For Connecticut, this is quite surprising indeed! I didn't expect this at all. In fact, I figured the climb up this hill would be more similar to that of Rhode Island's daunting high point. I found that my expectations were faulty, however.
Posted Jul 26, 2008 11:56 am

Patrick BVery Hot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Patrick B

A hot day but defiantly worth it. The summit views are petty nice and the trail is fantastic.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 4:49 pm

tiogaHP #23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Ascended with my brother on our way back from Baxter State Park in Maine. I was surprised with the steepness of the terrain, expecting it to be much more gentle.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 9:41 am

kavakNortheast highpoint trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1983


I was lucky to find this highpoint because the guidebooks were very sketchy with the information they provided. For some reason back then I was just happy to visit the state highpoint and not the summit of Mt Frissel. Maybe it was because my wife was waiting.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 10:03 am

Cascade ScramblerPiece o' Cake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

Sweet little climb. Easy to find, as long as you pay attention. We saw lots of wildlife, and although the weather was windy and gnarly, it was totally worth it. HP #3 for the Mrs, HP #5 for me.
Posted May 12, 2008 11:00 pm

jimeganMT FRISSELL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2006


Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:22 pm

eric-grizConnecticut/Mass.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2001


A fun little jaunt. Also walked to the tri-state monument where Conn/Mass/New York meet.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 7:58 pm

Holsti97South Taconic Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007


Parked near the state border on Washington Road. Hiked on the Frissell Trail to the summit and then down to the State Highpoint on a cool, rainy day. My wife did not want to come back down the steep trail so we decided to take the alternate route which was "easier". Hiked to the Tri-State marker and then hiked down the South Taconic Trail to Boston Corners Road in New York. Hitched a ride back to our SUV with a very nice teacher from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. South Taconic Trail is very steep with some great views. My wife did not appreciate the "alternate" route. HP #28.
Posted Oct 12, 2007 12:43 pm

mrp281HP  Sucess!


A nice climb
Posted Sep 5, 2007 5:43 pm

akashiruShould be named Frizzel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Had a great time! Running out of gas (nearest gas station is in NY) not too fun but definitely worth it for the views and hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:12 pm

DubsLast Minute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


It was nearly nightfall and we almost ran out of gas but decided to hike it as fast as we could before it got too dark. Fun and short hike that had some very nice views.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 11:57 am

rkrevaldGorgeous Late Spring Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007


My dog Spanky and I enjoyed a really nice morning hike to the Connecticut Highpoint. Very appealing views! To read all about our trip please visit http://50summits.blogspot.com
Posted Jun 21, 2007 9:20 am

The edgeHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2002

The edge

Pretty difficult finding the TH!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 2:46 pm

lizrdboySoggy Summit  Sucess!


Ok, it's not really a summit. Very lame highpoint, but we ticked it off. It was rainy and cold but we had fun.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 3:30 am

jvarholaksummit?  Sucess!


not really a summit at all but considering I grew up in CT was up it more times than I can count
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:38 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006
Jogged up the trail, stopped at what ended up being the CT HP, but didn't realize it at the time. I was looking for the "green stake" and didn't realize that the stake was so miniscule. Proceeded on the trail to the tri-state marker, then up to Mt. Brace in Duchess Co, NY, where a rattlesnake den deterred further progress. On the way back, climbed to the Frissell summit proper (obscured in trees) where a soggy register was hung from a tree. Back to the car and back to Boston for the rest of the vacation.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 11:09 pm

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