in Mt Washington State Forest, MA
Day 2 video below. See Day 1 here.
Situated at the corner of 3 states this backpacking adventure takes us into MA, CT & NY all in one overnight adventure. During our ascent of Mt. Frissell, we’ll cross the highest point in CT. The Bear Mountain hike in CT has a plaque that states it’s the highest point but it was latter discovered that it is indeed here on Mt Frissell. The week prior was filled with heavy rain so the trail was wet & there were many streams but the cool November air made for an excellent hiking climate. A bridge was washed out crossing was more involved but not impossible.
Location: North of Cold Spring, NY on Route 9D
GPS Trail Head Coordinates: 42.085898,-73.461695
Duration: 2 day overnight hiking and camping
Length: 15 mile loop
Season (video): Late Fall
Weather Conditions (video): Partly Cloudy
Trail (video): Alander Mountain loop
State Park: Mount Washington State Forest
Trails taken: Alander mtn. Trail, Ashley Hill Brook, Mt. Frissell Trail, South Taconic Trail, Alander mtn. trail
Views: Alander Mountain, Brace Mountain, Mount Frissell
Access: Near South Egremont, MA. Parking available at State Park HQ near the intersection of East & West Streets. Near YMCA.
Recommended Supplies: Enough water for a full day hike or overnight (some resupply streams are available), snacks, Energy Bar, Meals, map, Compass, First Aid Kit
Safety Direction (if lost): East
Day 2 video above. See Day 1 here.