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 Camping and Section Hiking in New England 
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Adept Ascender
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 Camping and Section Hiking in New England
I think this would be a good Forum idea.

We have the AT, LT, M-M, WAPACK, Monadnock Sunapee, and COHOs all in our backyard.

None of the hiking boards I lurk in - ROT, VFTT, AMC - seem to directly address this.

I am married, employed and a Dad; so my hiking time is extended by overnight backcountry camping.

I end up going to whiteblaze.net and backpackinglight.com.

There is a good blog too - sectionhiker.com.

Thanks, TJM


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Yeah it would be nice to have a specific section for this.


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On ROT, there are trip reports for section hikes on the M+M trail along with some good pictures. Use the search function and input "Metacomet Mondanock" .


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SilentCal wrote:
On ROT, there are trip reports for section hikes on the M+M trail along with some good pictures. Use the search function and input "Metacomet Mondanock" .


Could you give me the url for ROT. Living here in Western MA, I think I could have some fun with that.


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rocksontop.com

Check under the Trip Reports section. Another very under-rated trail in Western Mass is the Robert Frost Trail. I'm currently working on that and it has been a really pleasant surprise.

Along the M+M near Springfield, Mt. Tom is the best bang for your buck but don't forget Provin Mt. as well as East Mountain.


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SilentCal wrote:
rocksontop.com

Check under the Trip Reports section. Another very under-rated trail in Western Mass is the Robert Frost Trail. I'm currently working on that and it has been a really pleasant surprise.

Along the M+M near Springfield, Mt. Tom is the best bang for your buck but don't forget Provin Mt. as well as East Mountain.


Thanks for the ideas

Rattle snake knob is a great hike in this area.

Two waterfalls Ideas

Real Nice
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/bash.htm

Great Falls very private
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/chbl.htm


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Yup. I agree about Rattlesnake Knob. I was up there on the
M-M trail about a week ago. And it was cool to see someone
mention Chester-Blandford State Forest. I haven't been to Sanderson
Brook Falls in a long time.

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woods dweller wrote:
Yup. I agree about Rattlesnake Knob. I was up there on the
M-M trail about a week ago. And it was cool to see someone
mention Chester-Blandford State Forest. I haven't been to Sanderson
Brook Falls in a long time.


I lived in Chester for about 5 years, and had an opportunity to really explore Chester-Blanford State Forest.
If you climb around the south side of the falls to the height of land, there is a great place to camp. It’s where Sanderson Brook Falls starts. Nice view down the Falls, and waking up to the sound of falling water isn’t a bad thing either.
Also, if you follow the high point of land a bit further you will run into an old mining road. Along that road is a huge mine hole. Must be 150’ wide. I wouldn’t go into it, but it’s cool to look at. Really different. The mine was used to harvest Emery.


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Mewalkinwoods wrote:
woods dweller wrote:
Yup. I agree about Rattlesnake Knob. I was up there on the
M-M trail about a week ago. And it was cool to see someone
mention Chester-Blandford State Forest. I haven't been to Sanderson
Brook Falls in a long time.


I lived in Chester for about 5 years, and had an opportunity to really explore Chester-Blanford State Forest.
If you climb around the south side of the falls to the height of land, there is a great place to camp. It’s where Sanderson Brook Falls starts. Nice view down the Falls, and waking up to the sound of falling water isn’t a bad thing either.
Also, if you follow the high point of land a bit further you will run into an old mining road. Along that road is a huge mine hole. Must be 150’ wide. I wouldn’t go into it, but it’s cool to look at. Really different. The mine was used to harvest Emery.



Very cool. I plan on becoming reacquainted with the various
State Forests in Massachusetts in the near future, some of which
I haven't visited in over 15 years!! :shock:

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woods dweller,

Nice to know ya


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