All posts tagged as Mt Frissell CT

08 Oct

Northeast Trip Highpoints #1-7 Complete, Only Katahdin Remains

In State Highpoints by Robert Danger Byrd / October 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

It has been a whirlwind trip with lots of hotels and driving, but highpoints number 1-7 of our Northeast 8 State Highpoints in 17 Days Trip are in the bag leaving only Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine and a physically demanding climb.

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30 Sep

Mt Frissell (South Slope), CT – Highpoint #3 of 4 Complete

In State Highpoints by Robert Danger Byrd / September 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

We are now standing at the HP in CT. This is the hardest highpoint that Susan has done with me. She found the steep rocky sections challenging, but she took her time and got it done. It’s overcast but we can see color dappled valleys from Here.

The 2,380′ highpoint of Connecticut is not actually not summit of Mt Frissel which is in Massassachusets but the shoulder. To get here you climb over the top of Mt Frissell and drop down to the CT/MA state line. We are standing directly over the state line in the photo. The green marker near my right foot is the state lone marker, so that point is the highest you can be and still be in CT. If you climb back up higher you will be back in Massachusetts. 

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26 Sep

8 State Highpoints in 17 Days

In State Highpoints by Robert Danger Byrd / September 26, 2014 / 1 Comment

Susan and leave for the Northeastern part of America tomorrow and we plan to nail 8 state highpoints in 17 days while taking in the fall colors this area is famous for. Most of the highpoints in this part of the country are fairly easy, but it is a very ambitious travel schedule. I’m actually surprised that Susan agreed to it at all as she generally prefers a more leisurely pace, while I like to get things done. At any rate, we’ve been married 21 years and hopefully still will be when we get back.  

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