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

osatrik

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

tioga

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

mrp281AT Beauty

mrp281

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

rkrevald

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!

lizrdboy

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!

jvarholak

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

surgent

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

tarol

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

mattdalman

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

TiogaBradford

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!

bidwelldk

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

starship_jen

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!

rasgoat

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

musicmountain

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

IlafanHotel sleeping at its best!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Ilafan

This website's author poo-poos the lodge and lighthouse. Obviously, this person doesn't "get" the history of the place. Yes the views are spectacular and worth the trip alone. And yes the view from the top of the lighthouse is not as good as those found at the bottom. However, the inscription in the room at the bottom of the tower is a moving war memorial that reminds astute hikers why they have the freedom to hike the AT. Given the rundown look of the memorial's lettering, I guess this site's author's views are shared by others. Also, the lodge is a great piece of CCC history. The CCC offered hope and jobs to the downtrodden of the Great Depression. One of those downtrodden was my grandfather. So the stay in the lodge was memorable, even if the hike was missed. Can't beat the Melville and Thoreau connections either.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 6:57 pm

royswkrOn summit in whiteout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 1990
Up from Cheshire with Highpointers Club traveling flag
Posted Jul 18, 2006 10:03 pm

QuadaxialMy first  Sucess!

Quadaxial

I suppose this would be my first mountain. My grandfather took me up here when I was about six years old. We climbed the tower and I even have a model of it somewhere. Very nice views.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 6:26 am

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