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Ascent of Alander Mountain on 2012-05-11

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Date:Friday, May 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alander Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2240 ft / 682 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the Alander Mountain Trail from the Mt Washington State Forest HQ. Took a couple hours to ascend. Had to cross a few streams and brooks across rocks or fallen trees. The first two thirds of the ascent include many large hills so be prepared to do some uphill work on the trip back. The summit was extremely rewarding with views far into MA, CT, and NY. Trip back took around an hour. This is definitely the best peak in southwestern mass/northwestern ct area -- bald summit with grass and rocky outcrops and easily the best views in the area. A must-climb.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Alander Mountain Trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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