Visiting the highest point of Connecticut and the CT-MA-NY Tripoint
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I have hiked at many unusual or particular places. For example at the border of New York and Massachusetts. The highest points in New Jersey (see here) and Massachusetts (see here). As well as the highest summit in Connecticut (see here).
Today I added two more of these points to my list, being: the highest point of the State of Connecticut and the CT-MA-NY Tripoint, the point where the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York border. This hike is a real border crosser! The trail switches back-and-forth between the three mentioned states.
The highest point of Connecticut is not on the (approx.) 708-meter (2323-feet) high summit of Bear Mountain which I visited a few weeks ago, but on the south face of Mount Frissel, at 725 meters (2380 ft).
I started my hike also at a border site and had to decide if I parked my car in Connecticut or Massachusetts. The peak of Frissel and the highest point of Connecticut were nicely marked even with a log book. I decided to play a round of Candy Crush at the highest point and declared myself the highest Candy Crush player in the state of Connecticut. The tripoint of the three states was also nicely marked.
I continued my hike in Massachusetts, a pleasant hike with great views on the New York Catskill Mountains.
More pictures below.