3 Mtns in CT & MA: Skiff Mtn, Sharon Mtn & Mt Everett

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Way Points: 

Dover Plains RR Station > Bog Hollow Rd > Skiff Mtn Rd > Rt 4 > E St/Sharon Mtn Rd > White Hollow Rd > Salmon Kill Rd > Salisbury > Rt 41 > Mt Washington Rd > Bash Bish Falls Rd > Copake Falls > Harlem Valley Rail Trail > Millerton > Harlem Valley Rail Trail > Rt 343 > Amenia > Rt 22 > Wassaic RR Station

Interest Tags: 
Hank Schiffman
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Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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This ride is frontloaded as far as climbing goes; most of the vertical is done in the first third of the ride. 
Dover Plains, NY to East Street, CT -20 miles, rolling then climb/ descent
East Street, CT to Salisbury, CT - 16 miles, climb/ descent then rolling
Salisbury, CT to Copake Falls, NY - 25 miles, rolling then climb/ descent
Copake Falls, NY to Millerton, NY - 13 miles, mostly flat
Millerton, NY to Wassaic RR Station - 11 miles, flat

Cornwall Country Market at Cornwall Bridge is the first optional water/food stop. It is not on the route but appears as a point of interest on the map. It is also a hill climb back up retracing your down hill section on Rt 4 should you divert to it.

No bailouts after Salisbury (lunch.)
Notes provided on cue sheet:
1. Sharp left onto E St off Rt 4.
2. If you miss Mt Washington Rd, the left off Rt 41, you will hit Rt 23 in South Egremont,MA. Just turn around and go back 0.1 and it will be on the R after the pond.
3. Caution on Bash Bish descent. After the hairpins the road surface is poor. Go slowly!
4. Caution on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail as many pedestrians; keep right and single paceline, leader calling out traffic ahead.
5. Keep right on the poor shoulder of Rt 22 to Wassaic Station as cars move quickly here.
6. The optional extra miles on to Dover Plains or Wingdale are only if you have at least another hour before the next train and you are feeling strong, see original cue sheet.
7. Don’t count on cell phone service in some sections of this ride.

HS 3/4/2021

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