Kalli and I had a rare free Sunday, so even though temperatures were struggling into the teens following a frigid morning, we decided to do a hike to 2239 foot Alander Mountain in the Southern Taconics. There are at least three trail options to access Alander, but we chose to park at the Mount Washington State Forest Headquarters in the very quiet southwest corner of Massachusetts to begin the hike there. This was my second time climbing Alander, and I was excited to bring Kalli and Bella along for the hike. Just past a kiosk the trail begins by entering an open field. The parking lot elevation is around 1685 feet elevation.