CT Highpoint, Frissell & Round
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!
This was a pleasant hike made better by the season's first snow flurries. A really nice area.
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.
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.
A hot day but defiantly worth it. The summit views are petty nice and the trail is fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
FLEW IN FROM VEGAS AND CAMPED IN THE RAIN NEAR THE TRAILHEAD. SAW A BEAUTIFUL BLACK BEAR WALK DOWN THE ROAD THE PREV EVENING WHEN I LOOKED UP FROM STUDYING THE TRAIL GUIDE
A fun little jaunt. Also walked to the tri-state monument where Conn/Mass/New York meet.
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.
A nice climb
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.
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.
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
Pretty difficult finding the TH!!
Ok, it's not really a summit. Very lame highpoint, but we ticked it off. It was rainy and cold but we had fun.
not really a summit at all but considering I grew up in CT was up it more times than I can count
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.