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Bash Bish Falls Backpacking Trip
Dates: 05/04/2018 - 05/06/2018

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 Leave  Franklin Rod & Gun Club 4:00 pm
 Return  Franklin Rod & Gun Cub 12:00 pm
 Cost  $x.xx per person

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Our May backpacking trip to the Taconic Mountains in the southwest corner of Massachusetts features a climb to the peak of Alander Mountain and a visit to Bash Bish Falls, the highest waterfall in the state. The falls are made up of a series of cascades, nearly 200 feet in total, with the final cascade being split into twin falls by a jutting rock, dropping in an 80-foot "V" over boulders to a serene pool below.

We will be camping both Friday and Saturday evening at a primitive camp area in Mount Washington State Forest. The hike from the trailhead to the camping area is a little less than two miles. On Saturday, our hike from the camping area to the peak of Alander Mountain and to Bash Bish Falls and back will be about 9 miles, with significant elevation gain (~2500 feet total). Much of this hike will be along a ridge the separates Massachusetts from New York, with spectacular views of New York.  Only day packs will be required, but it is a significant hike, with an extremely steep section from the top of the falls to the base.  

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The Beautiful Alander Mountain