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Alander mtn hiking loop Day 2

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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…

Alander mtn hiking loop Day 1

Trail signs

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…

Mt Taurus to Breakneck Ridge day hike

Forest hiking trail

Overlooking the Lower Hudson River, Mt Taurus (AKA Bull Hill) offers some great views of the Hudson Valley & surrounding area including the village of Cold Spring.  It offers a good day hike challenge while not being overly difficult or technically challenging. While enjoying an excellent fall hike on the generously wide trails that the…

Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial trail

Refilling water at stream

An hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I backpack one of the best hiking loops in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley River near Cold Spring, NY.  This time I travel not only along the popular Breakneck Ridge route but also take an extended route via the…

Slide Mountain Winter Hiking

Northern scenic overlook

Travel along with me and climb the highest mountain in the Catskills region, Slide Mountain. Adding variety to our backpacking trek is the recent winter snowfall that covers the trail.  Shortly before the summit we’re greeted by an incredible view of mountain ranges to the North East.  As we push on past the scenic outlook…

Bear Mountain NY Loop

Bear Mountain Bridge from trail

Only an hour North of New York City, accompany me as journey up bear mountain enjoying many excellent views of the terrain, hudson river valley and part of the Appalachian trail (A.T.).