Alander mtn hiking loop Day 2

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
Difficulty: Moderate

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, CompassFirst Aid Kit
Safety Direction (if lost)East



Trail Map

  6 comments for “Alander mtn hiking loop Day 2

  1. October 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, just had to comment to let you know what a great resource your website is for me!

    • admin
      October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks Michelle, glad to hear it.

  2. Jen
    March 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Just want you to know that I love watching your video’s and it is a great source of information for me when I go on a hike. Your doing a great job! My dog and I are planning to do this trip soon! Thanks 🙂

    • admin
      March 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Jen. Glad you found the video helpful. Have a great hike & thanks for the feedback.

  3. Luis
    November 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the info. I do have some questions. Can you camp any where or do they have to be in a designated area? How about open fire for camp site and do I need any permits? Thank for your help.

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