Mount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder) Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 13, 2008 1:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Standard  Sucess!

CT Highpoint, Frissell & Round

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Mount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder)  Sucess!

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!

injektilo

injektilo - Aug 8, 2008 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

Nice hike  Sucess!

This was a pleasant hike made better by the season's first snow flurries. A really nice area.

Redwic

Redwic - Aug 5, 2008 8:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Two Steep Routes Taken...  Sucess!

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.

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Jul 26, 2008 11:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Surprising!  Sucess!

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.

Patrick B

Patrick B - Jul 19, 2008 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Very Hot  Sucess!

A hot day but defiantly worth it. The summit views are petty nice and the trail is fantastic.

tioga

tioga - Jul 8, 2008 9:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

HP #23  Sucess!

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.

kavak

kavak - Jun 20, 2008 10:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1983

Northeast highpoint trip  Sucess!

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.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - May 12, 2008 11:00 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Piece o' Cake  Sucess!

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.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:22 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2006

MT FRISSELL  Sucess!

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

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2001

Connecticut/Mass.  Sucess!

A fun little jaunt. Also walked to the tri-state monument where Conn/Mass/New York meet.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Oct 12, 2007 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

South Taconic Trail  Sucess!

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.

mrp281

mrp281 - Sep 5, 2007 5:43 pm

HP  Sucess!

A nice climb

akashiru

akashiru - Aug 4, 2007 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Should be named Frizzel  Sucess!

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.

Dubs

Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Last Minute  Sucess!

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.

rkrevald

rkrevald - Jun 21, 2007 9:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007

Gorgeous Late Spring Day  Sucess!

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

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2002

HP #5  Sucess!

Pretty difficult finding the TH!!

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Mar 7, 2007 3:30 am

Soggy 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.

jvarholak

jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:38 pm

summit?  Sucess!

not really a summit at all but considering I grew up in CT was up it more times than I can count

mlarkin2002 - Oct 19, 2006 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Dayhike  Sucess!

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.

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