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Highest peak in MA

Gorgeous day, beautiful hike and views! Trails easy to follow. Took gould trail down from the peak

Mount Greylock

Hiked with three others, very steep climb to the top, but I took my time and took breaks as needed.  The view at the top…

Mt. Greylock

Beautiful mountain It was an easy, picturesque  7 mile out and back.

Mt. Greylock

The trail we chose was an easy, picturesque, 7 mile out and back. Beautiful weather; no bugs yet!

Post Rain Greylock

Many of the roads to the different trail heads were closed but plan to open 5/21. It was pouring the day prior and again right…

Mount Greylock via bellows pipe trail

Trail was very well maintained. Steeper sections were bit slippery. Inspite of heavy rainfall last night there was no muddy situation and the trail was…

Mt Greylock Gould

The hike was great!! It was a warm day but it cooled as we reached closer to the top.

Gould Trail to Greylock Summit

This trail was a relentless amount of strictly upward with not a lot of technical skill needed but a true butt kicking, for sure. This…

Greylock loop

Back end of Gouldsboro trail was hard to navigate but was easily able to navigate my way through. Walked around the memorial at the top…

Greylock

Another solo hike up Greylock.  Itinerary for the day was an out and back on the Gould trail. I was the only car in the…

Windy war memorial

I started at 6:30 in the morning. There were sights of blue skies in the distance. The trail had some muddy spots. When I finally…

Mt. Greylock

Great day! 8:45AM start at 50 degrees, cold and blustery but clear on the summit! Made the summit at 11AM! Lunch with hot beverages in…

Mt Greylock

It was a windy day so our morning start and summit were a bit chilly! Overall a beautiful clear day though and a great time…

Greylock locked up :(

A great day for a great hike with my buddy Mark and doggo Cooper, cool but not too cold. Ascended Bellows Pipe trail and descended…

First One Baby, LFG

Beautiful mid spring day. The sun was out. The skies were blue. Always a good time with Trailzilla, and his pooch Coop.

Mount Greylock

Arrived at north gate of Notch Road to find it locked. Proceeded up the road to the junction of the AT. Trail wet with snow…

Mount Greylock- Bellow Trail

This was a great Mountain to start the year off with, the trail has waterfalls and beautiful views the whole way up. Poles are recommended…

Mount Greylock 3/6/2022

Today was magic! The trail was a combination of snow, slush, and ice. The final push up the last .4 to the summit was BRUTAL.…

Greylock in winter

Snow covered trails all the way – most trampled by others ahead of us, which was appreciated.  Overall it was like hiking in a winter…

Grey locks up Greylock

We had a lovely hike on Mount Greylock, up and down the Gould Trail.  The trail was easy to follow and packed snow which became…

The Finale

This was our final peak this season and we didn’t let the rain stop us!

Greylock!

Great mountain, great weather, no bugs and very few people. It was a great day on Greylock

Fav Finisher to Six Pack Success!

Beautiful day to FINALLY finish the New England Six Pack.  Got derailed the last few years, but feels good to put this one in the…

Greylock

Nice flat trail, no scrambles. Added mileage by taking a side trail down that circled back to the main trail.

Another classic!

Love this one for finishing  the Six Pack! Another leg day, constant ups but you can treat yourself at the summit with fresh coffee and…

Hike@Mt Greylock

Ascend with Bellows Pipe Trail and Descend with Appalachian – Gould Trail. Ascend had lot of muddy patches. Foggy conditions. Descend had few muddy patches…

Greylock for #3

Another trip to the top of Greylock from Belo South Trail and down Thunderbolt. Trail is in good condition oh, more overgrown than it was…

Greylock… more like grey skies

I almost didn’t hike Greylock today. As some of you know, I hiked Bear Mountain yesterday, and that was after two months of pretty much…

#2 – Greylock

Good inclines, not too long, great views at the top!  Had my first slip on the wet ground/rocks on the Thunderbolt Trail down…

A River Runs Through It

Very wet.  Trail was actually a stream due to heavy rain for the last few days. Staying dry was unavoidable but made for a few…

Mt Greylock

Beautiful day – great day for a hike

Tallest Peak in MA

Great hike up to the top! It was a little bit muddy from recent rains but nothing unmanageable. Bugs weren’t bad at all, although I…

Bear sitting on National Trail Day

Great hike! Trail conditions were good just a little soggy from the recent rain. The warm temperature made the hike a bit more challenging. The…

Wet Memorial Day hike

Rain rain and more rain. Did I mention rain lol. Wet hike 1st one of 6. So happy that I made it to the top.

Very wet memorial day hike !

Hiked during a rain storm .  Gould trail held up well showed signs of continued maintenance and care ! Got a little slick on descent! …

Hike #1 of the 2021 Challenge

Started in the early afternoon.  Weather and visibility were perfect.  Parked at Rounds Rock and hiked up to Jones Nose Trail, then took the Appalachian…

Cinco de Mayo/Mountain

It was a rainy and long 10 mile hike.  Trails were muddy and flooding.  Needed rain gear, however, it did get hot ascending with layers…

Mystical Mountain Top

It was a foggy day summit with pouring rain in between. We spent a long time at Bellows Pipe Shelter listening to the rain and…

Greylock

Muddy trail with lots of wind up top. Cold, about 34°. Snow at the top that melted by the time I got to the bottom.

Earth Day 2021

This was opt in hike/climb for the 2021 challenge. It was ridiculously cold (for April 22nd) and it was snowing the entire hike. The mountain…

Summit Mount Greylock

March 27th I started my way up to summit Mount Greylock in North Adams, MA via the Cheshire Harbor Trail up to the Appalachian Trail.…

Mtn Graylock

Was a quite morning hike, view was nice.  The raspberry tart at the summit was excellent.

Castle Greylock

While being the highest point in MA, this did not feel like a summit. It was still nice to say we did it though.

ABE

The trail less traveled is always the better choice!  We passed NOBODY all morning!

Mount Greylock

Great hike and not strenuous.  Pretty forest.

Mass

Busy summit. Most people drive up. Nice facilities at the top

Beat the Storm

With the forecast looking questionable, I decided to do the peak closest to home as fast as possible. 2 1/2 hour drive each way (live…

Greylock

Chance of thunderstorms all day but held off and ended up being a nice day.

Hike Up, Run Down

Gorgeous weather, not as populated as other frequent hikes. Steep-ish hike; definitely took my time ascending. Ran down thunderbolt. Very steep at the start so…

Fourth of July on Greylock

I decided to hike Cheshire to the Peck’s Brook Loop and then Gould to the summit, returning via Cheshire (this probably won’t be the only…

Hike Up, Run Down

Hiked up gould then down thunderbolt. Was able to run down most of thunderbolt but it’s a very steep descent at first. Worth it to…

Greylock Summit

Great first summit.  Overcast day but still impressive and beautiful!

A Grey-T Day on Greylock

Beautiful – Misty Fog at the Top – Lots of places for the dogs to cool and drink – Gould trail did not lend to…

Mount Greylock in the books

We opted for the less strenuous Campground trail since we needed it to be a day hike and were worried that the recommended Thunderbolt loop…

Stairway to the Heavens

Mid day start. Low and slow all up hill. Becomes hot and tiresome over time. Dense woods. It seems endless then you hit the summit…

Summit season starter – Greylock!

Attempted Greylock this past winter in a foot of snow and just wasn’t feeling it. Very happy we returned on a beautiful cool spring day…

Running off of the Summit

We started our hike along the Gould trail on a beautiful clear day in 75degree weather. Most of the trees had fully filled out and…

Summit of Surprises!

Moderate climb up Gould trail but very doable incline! Summit was beautiful with an awesome surprise of hang gliders and paragliders jumping from the edge…

Another highpoint to the growing list

Trail was in fantastic condition. Much more loose dirt and leaf detritus than I had expected for a New England trail, definitely a nice change.…

Picture Perfect Day on Greylock

Retraced “Thoreau’s Footsteps” through wide flat Bellows Pipe Trail, until the shelter where we began ascending steeply through open forest and grassy areas, ending on…

Easter Summits

I did the Mount Williams, Mount Fitch, Mount Greylock, Stoney Ledge Loop. 12.7 miles. There is still about a quarter inch of snow once you…

Mt . Greylock

Was a consistent climb. Overall just a spectacular hike.

Mount Greylock Aka: Grayskylock

Fresh snow and ice storm the two days before the hike…yet the trail was frozen mostly solid due to the rain. Single digit temperatures and…

Perfect fall day at Mt Greylock

This was my first solo hike. My daughter helped me plan the safest route for me to do alone. I woke before  5am and left…

6 of 6 top of Massachusetts

My friend and I started this hike at Bellows Pipe Trail. This trail has gradual ascend and meets Appalachian trail near the summit (around 3…

Another day on the top..

We started this hike at Bellows Pipe trail, trail meets Appalachian trail near summit. After enjoying views from the summit and War memorial tower we…

Mount Greylock, MA

This was our final peak to finish the challenge and we wished we had done it first. Easy hike, not much to see on the…

The Grey Lady

The second leg on the journey and the 2nd hike of the day.  Have only been given 5 days from wife and work manager. The…

Mount Greylock

This was a nice hike really hot and humid, we enjoyed it with my sister.

Say what trail Mt. Greylock

The written description says to take Gould and Thunderbolt trails but when you zoom in on the map it has Gould, AT trail and bellows…

1st Hike of 2019

Long slog up the mountain, sweaty with several stops to put my heart back in my chest. It is a tough ascent! 1st timers can…

Hot Greylock!

A little hotter than expected but cooled off as I reached the top. Forgot about food being sold at the Lodge on the summit. An…

Castle Greylock

I paused on the “bugs” question. There were zero on the way up, but I’m still nursing some mighty “no see um” bites from the…

A Night on Mount Greylock

My third trip to the summit of Mount Greylock and I love it even more each time. Camped at the Mount Greylock State Reservation sites…

Mount Greylock Summit

June 23th I started my third hike for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Appalachian Trail South from Pattison Rd. Trailhead parking lot…

One Hail of a Hike

Beautiful day. Summit was clear. Experienced a storm on the way down including HAIL!

On the road again

Third weekend in a row on the road with Beau and Vegas trying to complete the challenge. Another beautiful day with temps in the mid…

Mount Greylock

Overall the trail conditions were good though there was mud and streams running over the trail in some places. There were some waterfalls near the…

Mount Greylock

Overall the trail conditions were good though there was mud and streams running over the trail in some places. There were some waterfalls near the…

Painful descent for a warm-up!

Great hiking conditions, warm but not too hot.  Bugs were a pain when you stopped so we had to spray.  The weather was dry and…

Thunderbolt or Bust

Two weeks ago we hiked in 36 degree weather with snow on Bear Mountain, CT. Today, just two weeks later, 81 degrees and a refreshing…

Mount Greylock

Typical New England mud season, but nothing you can’t walk through.  Bugs on Thunderbolt were beyond annoying, but when off this specific trail they were…

April Hail

I  Called Mount Greylock State Reservation enrte. to the mountain at (413) 499-4262 (here is an alternate # [(413) 499-4263] to inquire about trail conditions…

It felt like hiking in Narnia!

Definitely an epic hike! It was snowing, wind was howling, and the views were incredible. The transition from hiking on leaves to snow was magical.

Mount Greylock

It was hailing snowing the entire hike.  The trail was extremely muddy and slippery.

Black Bear

The trails were good until the last half mile to the summit.  They was ice making it slippery. Yak tracks were helpful to navigate the…

Black Bear

The trails were good until the last half mile to the summit.  They was ice making it slippery. Yak tracks were helpful to navigate the…

Mt Greylock- Snow, Ice, and Bear

I called in advance about the conditions. The Ranger let me know that snow and ice was still found on trails. We brought Yak Shoes…

March Greylock Summit

Great trail ! Very windy at the top which looked to have blown all the snow off as the peak was snow free. We enjoyed…

Bluebird Day on Greylock

Top 10 day to be hiking on the mountain. Deep blue skies and powdery white snow greeting our group for this energizing hike from the…

Greylock

Started the trail at 10:30, at the junction of the bellows pipe / thunderbolt road trails. There was about 6-12 inches of snow on the…

Winter Greylock

Ice and snow covered all the way to the summit. Microspikes highly recommended. Hiking poles would help as well, especially for the descent .

Mount Greylock

I wanted to take advantage of the cooler temps and the fact that it wasn’t raining (since it’s supposed to do that for the next…

Greylock the Hard Way

Great hike up the very challenging Thunder Bolt trail. Very hot and humid. I was completely soaked in sweat.

Nice Hike

This was a very enjoyable hike, the weather was perfect and the trail was great! We headed up the Jones Nose Trail which began with…

Gracious Greylock

Greylock is the highest peak in my home state of Massachusetts. The weather was beautiful, sun, dry about 75* for the hike. After hiking Katahdin…

Wrong Turn

i’m not one for words but normally its the views that make the trip worth it… this time for me it was the memorial and…

Best Views in Massachusetts

Did the Gould Trail up and back. It was supposed to be a 6.6 mi loop round trip, but was around 7.0 with extra walking…

Afternoon Delight

Incredible hike! Perfect weather, beautiful views, fabulous company, and an overnight stay in historic Bascom Lodge at the summit. Be aware that the Thunderbolt route…

Mt Greylock

Hot and steep – but definitely manageable with plenty of plateaus. STUNNING at the peak, got to head inside and to the top of the…

A Beacon for Peace

We were expecting to have thunderstorms late morning as we started our journey up the ski trails of Mt Greylock. Knowing the expected conditions of…

The maze of Mount Greylock

With the weather forecast showing rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon we had our rain gear and started on the Bellows Pipe trail then over…

Hiking with Bella

Hike 2 of 6 was a fun day trip with my hiking buddy, Hannah and her dog Bella. We met some great college kids on…

Nightwalk to sunset

06/08/2018 Just made it up the mountain in time for the amazing sunset ? New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge #hike 1/6 (Mt. Greylock) #hikingadventures…