Mount Greylock Climber's Log

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Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail from North Adams Date Climbed: September 1988, July 1989, October 14, 2004  Sucess!

First climbed the Appalachian Trail from North Adams. Second summit was a portion of that same trail from the Mount Greylock Road. Third summit was from the Mount Greylock Road via the Hopper Trail.


nartreb - Jan 25, 2005 11:33 am

Route Climbed: AT from North Adams and Cheshire Harbor Trail Date Climbed: 2000 and 2004  Sucess!

An easy & pleasant hike, great for beginners.

My 2000 trip was memorable for a severe thunderstorm.

See the journal from my 2000 trip

syzygy - Nov 21, 2004 11:05 pm

Route Climbed: Hopper Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2004  Sucess!

Nice hike, a bit much pavement near the top. Visability was bad near the summit, but it was fun anyhow. Looks like a good place to work up winter camping skills when its really cold cause its not that hard.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 13, 2004 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Roaring Brook/Hopper Trail Date Climbed: October 9, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Flanders on our annual trip. Great trail and hike on Roaring Brook but was a bit congested with tourons from the campsite on up. Glad to tick this one off as we'd been talking about it for a couple years now. Interesting to note that nothing has changed in the route description or conditions of the trail and roads from a 1975 hiking book we used on this one. Was bummed I had forgotten my camera for this one.


Flanders - Oct 9, 2004 8:03 pm

Route Climbed: Roaring Brook - Hopper Trail Date Climbed: October 9 2004  Sucess!

Ended a 7 peaks in 8 days trip


woodstrider - Sep 9, 2004 2:46 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 9-20-98  Sucess!

Knocking off State High Points and sections of the AT in a single swoop! Can't get better then that.


dspal - Jul 31, 2004 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: Hopper trail both times Date Climbed: July 1999 and January 2001  Sucess!

Hot and muggy in the summer, freezing and snowy in the winter...nice trail up and down, few people on this trail, great views both summer and winter--expect high winds in winter and bring snowshoes!!


hgrapid - May 31, 2004 3:30 pm

Route Climbed: Cheshire Harbor Trail Date Climbed: 5/29/04  Sucess!

If you are a 48 or 50 completer with highpoints, you should be required to hike this. If you can climb Denali, you can climb Greylock! Nice views, though the summit was way to big and the lookout tower sucks.


WhereAmI - Apr 23, 2004 3:37 am

Route Climbed: Haley Farm Trail Date Climbed: January 2, 2004  Sucess!

My first state highpoint. Snowshoed part of the way even though it was mostly ice covered by a miniscule amount of fresh snow. Once on the road we slipped around quite a bit and used the snowshoes to act as crampons. We probably looked ridiculous. Nice to be here in the winter cause we didn't see one other person on the peak, but the famed views of 5 states wasn't much more than a lot of gray fog.


Tweezer - Nov 26, 2003 10:52 am

Route Climbed: west side Date Climbed: 07/03/97  Sucess!

Lots of people! I hate mountains with roads to top!!!!!!!!!!


hillman - Sep 27, 2003 10:49 am

Route Climbed: thunderbolt! Date Climbed: september 21 20000  Sucess!

Lots of cars and people on the summit.


paclimber - Sep 19, 2003 12:18 pm

Date Climbed: July 28, 2002  Sucess!

Bagged this state highpoint as a drive up, at 11:00 PM. Mountain was completely fogged-in. It was a challenge staying on the road up to the summit, even at 5 mph.


fox5659 - Aug 18, 2003 8:24 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Easter Weekend 1999  Sucess!

Climbed this with my sons, a friend named Dan and my dog. We were told by day hikers on Saturday that the temperature dropped to 15 degrees on the mountain Friday night. It was a rough night sleeping.


climber46 - Apr 26, 2003 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: can' remember but it was from the East Date Climbed: June 10, 2001  Sucess!

A nice easy climb. the bugs were not too bad and the views from the top were fairly good, but other peaks in the Northeast have more of a backcountry feel.


big_g - Mar 3, 2003 6:42 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2000

Route Climbed: AT  Sucess!

Hit this on my 2000 AT thruhike and chatted up some motorcycle climbers reading the AT plaque. They'll have some good stories of the dirty backpacker they met.


John - Jul 9, 2002 9:17 am

Route Climbed: From Thunderbolt Lodge ;-) Date Climbed: July 8, 2002  Sucess!

Impressive views from the summit east down to the valley and of the summit (and Hopper Valley) from Stony Ledge. Made the visit with my parents and 94 year old grandmother ;-)

The Thunderbolt Lodge (1 room), refurbished in 1998, is surprisingly plush and looks like a great place to spend some time during the winter. There's even a fully stocked wood shed for use with the 4 wood stoves. Although you are not supposed to spend the night in there except for emergencies, it seems like it would be a lot of fun!

I came here once before on Dec 24, 2001 and attempted to hike up the gated (closed) 9 mile road but got very bored of walking through 1-2 inches of slush with 100' visibility so turned around about 4 miles up. I saw 2 x-country skiers and think that x-country skiing or mountain biking would be more fun during the winter if you want to take the closed road. Snowmobiles also seemed to be a popular method up from the tracks I saw. They also got a surpise 10 inches of snow on May 18, 2002 that temporarily closed the road to the summit. My 6th state highpoint after: NH, TN, NC, OR, and CA. Highpointing really isn't a priority for me but it's still fun :-)


Josh - Aug 21, 2001 10:24 pm

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail in 1995, don't remember in 1994 Date Climbed: July 1994, and July 1995  Sucess!

Interesting little mountain in the scenic Berkshires. I bagged this state highpoint as a day-hike in 1994 and again during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 1995.

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