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!
Hiked AT from Wilbur's Clearing over Williams & Fitch Mtns to Greylock. Saw quite a few AT thru-hikers along the trail.
Enjoyed an excellent day exploring western Massachusetts with Lillian, Holly, and Jay. It was somewhat overcast but we still had great views from the summit.
Did Greylock en route to the Catskills for a weekend hiking trip. I went up the tower and there are new windows, which provide a clear view.
Wonderful views of surrounding areas. Beautiful blue day.
Nice hike and a nice day.
Started at the Jones Nose trailhead and ascended over steepish terrain for about 3/4 of a mile. Then met up with the AT for a relatively flat and pleasant hike to the summit. Views from the top were outstanding! Roundtrip time was about 4 hrs.
Gould trail to summit via AT. Very nice hike, still snow on the summit and cloudy, but sunny on the way down. Connecticut HP day before.
It was a cold day with a bit of rain here and there. there was snow on the ground at higher elevation, and once we hit the top the snow and wind kicked in and the visibility dropped to next to nothing. it was a great adventure!
pleasant drive up and a place to get a t-shirt to boot ;-]
Pretty easy hike along the AT. Cloudy most of the day, but it cleared up towards the end of the day and we had some gorgeous views south of the summit on the AT.