State HP #15, #5 on my New England high point solo roadtrip. The trail was very fun, even challenging in the downpour.
Short but sweet - great views from the shoulder - a little windy and chilly. Note that there is active logging near the top of Mt. Washington Road before it drops down to the trailhead area on the MA side. Luckily I didn't meet one of the logging trucks as that could have been tricky given that it is a one lane dirt road with few turnoffs. The Mt Washington road was closed at the state line and I ended up parking at the Bear Mt. Hiking Trailhead and then walking about 1/4 mile to the Mt. Frissell trailhead on the left. Well marked w/red blazes everywhere.
Great hike in with the fall leaves! I started about 1 mile south of the MA state like and hiked into NY, then came back to the tri state marker then up Frissell. If you have time I think this is a much better hike than the normal route parking at the state line. I think it made it about 5 miles total.
Up from the New York side and over Brace Mountain. The day was sunny but the previous days rain made the trail more interesting.
It was a hot and humid day and of course I tackle Frissell at the hottest possible time, with the sun directly overhead. I was surprised at the steep nature of the trail and exerted myself pretty well in a few parts. Mostly well marked, but I got turned around a few times and lost the red blazes. Still, a rewarding summit with a few nice views nearby. Better than anticipated, reminded me a little of Backbone Mountain in MD.
We did a 26-mile loop with a short car shuttle to get us back to Jug End. Great day to be in the woods.
"For shizzle dizzle, on the track with the big Snoop Mt. Frissle."
Mt. Greylock, Mt. Frissle and High Point by 4:30 p.m.
Hiked over Round Mountain, up to Frissell's ACTUAL summit (in Massachusetts) and then back into Connecticut to the state's high point
Ran to the CT highpoint on the shoulder of Frissel, then on to Mt Brace and then looped back around and crossed over to Bear Mtn before coming back to down to mt car on Mt Washington Rd. A nice day of trail running, the trails in many places are wide and fast for trail running!
It was very foggy at times and no good views were to be had but that is often the case with summits!
Hiked up from Hwy 41 in CT to the CT HP on the south side of Mt. Frissell, then to the summit in MA, over to Round Top, to Laurel Ridge Campground on the AT, then back to Bear Mt. and back to the start, 3618' of gain, 15.7 miles total
Had the mountain to myself. Forgot that Conn. highpoint was not the summit. Stumbled upon it by accident as I was descending.
A delicious hike on the South Taconic Trail - blueberries all along the Taconic crest. Definitely a class 3 hike.
That's it for cherrypicking, tho: nine major ones left.
My 6th and final New England high point. It was a fun one.
Nice and short, but with a few steeper sections than the southeast. Started out our 2nd trip with Frissell and Greylock before driving to VT on day 1.
Nice little hike which kicked off a long day of both Frissell in CT, and Greylock in MA. Superb late summer weather greeted us and made both very enjoyable. State HP #9 and 10!
fun little spot
Good hike up with a friend. A bit confusing to find initially. HP #3.
This was a nice little climb to the top of Round Mountain and Mt. Frissell and on to the three state marker. Very few people on the trails. The views were beautiful and trails well marked.
Did this one after Rhode Island earlier in the day. Was expecting an easy walk up, but was actually I fun little hike. Beautiful day too.