Took time off before a convention in Boston to drive to Western Massachusetts for my first State Highpoint
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I've hiked on this mountain a lot because i used to live close. Great trail system. I've been up to the summit from just about every direction! It has been nice with no cars the last year and a half. The Road is scheduled to be re-opened this summer though along with the lodge... I'm sure thru hikers of the AT will be happy about this(the lodge). Hike up on a nice sunny day! You wont be disappointed!
Encountered some late through-hikers on the AT. On my way back out I saw a baby bear scamper across the trail, which was scary since mama bear was surely somewhere around!
I did this one solo as my wife was still a little sore from Connecticut's highpoint the previous day. I summitted via the Gould Trail located off of the Chesire Harbor Trail. It was a constantly steady uphill with a 6.6 mile round trip distance. This very likely could be my last Eastern Highpoint for the year.
Had to hoof it up to the summit, but it was worth it.
Boogied up the short but steep Thunderbolt with my 10 year old and all our gear. Summit area under construction but looks great and almost finished! camped in one of the lean to's a little ways down from the top and hiked down the next morning. This would be an easy one day up and down, but we wanted to overnight it. NH & MA highpoints conquered!
So I was the only one at the top after taking the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Great views to the east! HP # 13, and one of 7 on my trip to the northeast in a week.
Climbed via the Appalachian Trail from the Williamstown Resevoir. A nice summer dayhike. Climbed it when the Auto Road was closed for maintenance so there was almost no one up there. Good views of the Taconics and the Berkshires. My first mountain in Massachusetts and my fourth state highpoint!
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.
I hiked this peak via the AT northbound, and managed to finish before the rain started.
Did a little auto mountaineering to the top while on a family vacation. The fall colors were spectacular!
Ha its called Thunderbolt unless I am mistaken.
Was a ton of fun. I climbed Thunderbolt to the top. It was a great trail plus was decently steep. I'm hoping to go up there this winter, since the trail should be easy with crampons and so handy equipment.
Used to live in the Berkshires, been up many times.
Beautiful hike. Totally worth it. HP #4 for the Mrs, HP #6 for me.
My wife and I hiked up here sometime in 2005.
Very muddy and some snow, but we expected that. Hiked up Gould Trail to AT and then back down the Chesire Harbor Trail. Trailhead was a little tough to find. The summit is under a lot of construction so it wasn't as pretty as we had hoped.
HIKED UP THE CHESHIRE HARBOR TRAIL
Hiked to the top of Greylock via Thunderbolt and the AT. Skied down to the base. Full snow cover all the way down.