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Bear Mountain - Salisbury CT - December 8-10, 2006

Driving directions from Columbia to Salisbury CT:

About Bear Mountain:

Over the years Troop Chairman Tom McGrath has spent quite a few days hiking and camping in the Bear Mountain area in Salisbury CT and has always thought of it as a "special" place. Just recently he discovered that it was listed as one of the "Last Great Places" in the U.S. by the Nature Conservancy.

If you click on this link http://www.lastgreatplaces.org/berkshire/resources/art7166.html you will see a map of the whole area. The cabin we stay at is located near the C in Connecticut inn the center of the map

Check out the links below to learn more about the history, geography, conservation issues, wildlife

Also if you want to learn more about the cabin "Northwest Camp" click here

http://www.ct-amc.org/nwcamp/MtRigaStory.htm

The"Explore the Last Great Places" Website is designed to inspire you to explore and protect the 200 "Last Great Places" that the Nature Conservancy considers to be some of the most unique and endangered nature preserves and sanctuaries on earth. This website allows you to explore two of those places, the Berkshire Taconic Landscape and the San Pedro River, through a "virtual tour".

http://www.lastgreatplaces.org/

http://www.lastgreatplaces.org/berkshire/index.html