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Berkshire Hike: Mt. Greylock

Berkshire Hike:  Mt. Greylock

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Wildflowers on the Joe's Nose Trail - Mt. Greylock

Today I accompanied my son's Boy Scouts troop on a hike to Mt. Greylock in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.  Our hike started at the head of Joe's Nose trail, which was a gorgeous but aggressive 1-mile ascent to the Appalachian Trail.  Once we hooked onto the AT, it was only another 3 miles up to the summit.

 

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View from the Summit of Mt. Greylock Looking East

At the top of Mt. Greylock are spectacular views in every direction.  We climbed the tower at the top to get the best 360 views.  We were at the top of the world!

Some members of our group continued on in order to complete a 10-mile hike.  Others (myself included) finished with a brisk additional one mile so that some of the scouts could log in a full 5 miles for the day.

It was a perfect day for a hike.  The humidity was low, the sky was clear, the air was crisp.  What a great day to spend out of the indoors.

Should you decide to attempt a hike up Mt. Greylock, be sure to stop at the Visitor's Center before stepping onto any trail head.  The staff at the Visitor's Center can help you plan a hike of the distance and challenge level that you desire.

Photos and text copyright 2010 Kathryn Acciari

Submitted by Kathryn Acciari, REALTOR
RE/MAX Professional Associates - Sturbridge
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Comment balloon 4 commentsKathryn Acciari • August 28 2010 09:53PM

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Kathryn -- It certainly was a great day for a hike.  Glad you got to go along... The photos are nice and I enjoyed seeing the views from the bluffs.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 8 years ago

My husband and I took our honeymoon in the Berkshires back in 1982, and I remember climbing "Monument Mountain"in Great Barrington with him and the wonderful view from the top. I also remember driving up to Mt. Greylock. It is beautiful up there! Looks like you had a fantastic day for the hike!

Posted by Lisa Orme, Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu (The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY) about 8 years ago

I had a friend who walked the AT. Started in MA in late April and ended in GA in early October. I am sure he saw many vistas such as this...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Joan:  From the tower you can see the White Mountains and Green Mountains.  It's just  gorgeous.

Lisa:  Sounds like a wonderful honeymoon - and you are close to 30 years - that is wonderful!

Michael:  Completing the AT is quite an accomplishment.  I've always admired those who do it.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 8 years ago

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