Best burger on top of a high point.
Drove up, spent the night at the AMC lodge.
Is it cheating to drive to the highest point of the state? :) I would like to say the view was beautiful, but it was really foggy, which has it's own kind of beauty I guess.
5 hours of fun
Great views, cool tower. Saw a few thru hikers on the AT.
Via thunderbolt trail
Bob, Broc, Domino and I stood on top in the pouring rain.
My brother and I had a really nice hike up to the summit and the view from the top was beautiful. This was the third highpoint for my brother and I.
I climbed this Mountain with a bunch of friends that I went to Iraq with when we all made it home safely. I have since gone back and snow shoed up Thunderbolt, which was very tough!! It is a beautiful area with a restaurant located on top!!
The only highpoint I've hiked down from. Did this in pouring rain with the summer camp I was with for 2 weeks. We descended the AT from the summit to Money Brook Trail into the Hopper, then took the Hopper Trail back up to the campground.
We camped at the base of thunderbolt, climbed up in the morning and sledded down!
Sledding not recommended unless you've got em screwed on tight!
I've done this twice, being from MA. Once in winter with no one on top and a very frigid rain, and once at the start of the Long Trail with great crowds.
As I started to know off high points in the NE, this one surprised me. It didn't have the throngs of people, and the views were really nice as the foliage started to come it.
I had the Thunderbolt Trail all to myself. It was covered in just enough snow to make things slick but not enough to form secure steps. I had to bear crawl up the steep sections, and later descend them very carefully. The early morning sun had not burned the clouds off of the top, so I could not see far, but the summit was a winter wonderland. HP31
My first Hi-point. Drove to the top with my parents when I was about 6 years old.
Hiking with 2 of my sons and a friend... we hiked S from North Adams, but took the trail up over Mt Prospect... then down into Money Brook. Turned a 2400 ft climb into a 4000 ft day.. Ouch!
Got to summit at dusk.. no views... Drove back up the next AM to see the sights...
took the very well maintained trail and saw a porcupine that seemed to have gotten into recent skirmish because quills around butt were all gone
I drove up and enjoyed the views. Pretty area with fall colors.
5th HP of the weekend. Drove to the summit. Was very busy on the summit.
Wonderful day, but lots of people!