Monday, July 15, 2013

Bear Mountain, Salisbury, CT

Looking east toward Twin Lakes.
Yesterday was hot but not as sunny or steamy as it has been. I hiked up the Undermountain Trail, to the Paradise Lane Trail, to the Appalachian Trail, to the top of Bear Mountain and then down the Undermountain Trail back to the trailhead. (Approx. 6.7 miles) This was a Berkshire Appalachian Mountain Club hike that I co-led with Dave Sauriol. The club has many volunteer-led outdoor activities throughout the year and you don't have to be a member to participate. The AMC website lists events all over the northeast. Here is the searchable activities schedule.

In the morning there were only a few cars at the trailhead, but when we returned, the parking area was filled and 5 or 6 cars were parked on the roadside. Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut with a great view at the top. A popular hike!
Looking north toward Mt. Everett.

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