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Holsti97Thunderbolt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007


My wife and I met fellow SP member puma concolor and his Dad at 9:00 AM. Hiked to the summit via the very steep Thunderbolt Trail on a gorgeous Fall day. Nice hike with some new friends. HP #26.
Posted Oct 12, 2007 12:26 pm

osatrikGreylock - near wilderness experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007


My third time to this summit (I have been to 49 state high points. ), but this was the best view by far -- great weather, too bad we were a few weeks too early for the famed New England color show. Also the first time I've hiked up Greylock, rather than taking the road. Hiked the Cheshire Harbor Trail, only saw 5 people all afternoon.

The Cheshire Harbor Trail, starting from the end of West Mountain Road in Adams is the shortest way to the summit for hikers. Parking area is at 1560', so this is a nice 1900+' vertical hike in typical Berkshires woods on an old road bed.

The posted description makes it sound a lot harder to find than it is. From Adams Town Center simply go up Maple Street past the large cemetary, turn left onto Friend Street/West Road (at the corner of the cemetary), then the second right is West Mountain Road, also signed "Greylock Greenhouses". The trailhead is just past the nursery, where the pavement ends.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 9:36 pm

tiogaLightning Bolt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


Hiked it with a friend who went to nearby Williams College. Went up the Lightning Bolt trail, a steep ascent from the eastern side. The sun was setting as we reached the top and it was fogged in once we got there.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:45 pm

Patrick BRe: Lightning Bolt Trail

Patrick B

Ha its called Thunderbolt unless I am mistaken.

Patrick B.
Posted May 31, 2008 6:12 pm

tiogaRe: Lightning Bolt Trail


I think you are right. It is called the Thunderbolt Trail. I was trying to recall by my memory but apparently it is not as good as I thought it to be. Thanks for the correction.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 8:14 am

mrp281AT Beauty


Started a 2 week AT hike heading south in Vermont and this was the first challenge.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 8:42 pm

rkrevaldSummit Number Twenty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Hiked up the Cheshire Harbor Trail and AT to the summit. Overcast, chilly, and windy at the summit. Actually had to put on a jacket. Views were a little obscured due to weather but another beutiful New England summit nevertheless.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 4:50 pm

The edgeHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2002

The edge

2 times-in summer;
1-time in Winter
Posted Mar 14, 2007 2:32 pm

lizrdboyOne More Highpoint  Sucess!


It would have been a nice view if it hadn't been socked in. No complaints though, it always nice in the mountains.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 3:28 am

jvarholakAT  Sucess!


during AT thru hike 1976
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:33 pm

mlarkin2002Drive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006
Drove from Boston during a vacation there. Not much of a hike, but good views.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 11:06 pm

surgentTwice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2000


Here in 2000 and 2006 (with my wife). Drive up both times. Nice place.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:12 pm

tarolWas planning on hiking up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2004


But I was nursing some bad blisters from my AT hike in Vermont so we drove up instead.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 11:24 pm

mattdalmanBusy on Columbus Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2006


We drove up this one, because we didn't have time to hike it. This was our 6th highpoint of our NE road trip. It was very busy because it was Columbus Day and because it was a beautiful day.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 10:03 am

eric bThunderbolt  Sucess!

eric b

Too commercialized but there was a cool waterfall off the beaten path that was nice. Its like MA version of Mt washington. only tiny.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 8:02 pm

TiogaBradfordNew Year's Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2005


Climbed Greylock on New Year's day of 2005. The mountain was relatively snow-free, but we did run into some slick ice the last mile or so. We actually got a late start that day, and ended up coming down the mountain in the dark, and thankfully had our headlamps.
Posted Sep 23, 2006 11:47 pm

bidwelldkNice Hike  Sucess!


Fun hike with great views. State campground is a nice option for an overnight.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 1:45 pm

starship_jenFog & Mist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


Drove up because I didn't have time to hike it this trip. All views were obscured by thick mist and fog. The entire summit was engulfed in white. Bummer!! HP#18!
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:01 am

rasgoatnice on a cool day  Sucess!


good to get a hot cocoa and some french fries on top after a fall ascent
Posted Aug 6, 2006 11:34 pm

musicmountainthunderbolt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2005


camped out off the trail, watched jupiter rise and were the first on the summit with the solitude being ours. this mountain was great.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 1:55 am

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