"EmBrace the Frissy double Bear" tri state tri mountain loop:
This is an upgraded--slighter shorter but harder with more scrambling and vertical gain per mile--version of the existing "Tri-State Tri-Mountain Loop". Instead of taking Paradise Lane around the base of Bear Mountain as with standard route (thereby bypassing major ascent/climb up to Bear summit), new route takes the Appalachian Trail directly up to the summit and down the other side. On the way back, also scrambling directly back up and down Bear Mountain. In essence, this is a double Bear Mountain ascent/descent that traverses the standard TSTM loop in a counter-clockwise direction.
Photos of MA/CT stateline border marker, views of CT's Twin Lakes, and views from NY's Brace summit/flagpole rock pile included.