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…

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…

Mt . Greylock

Was a consistent climb. Overall just a spectacular hike.

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…

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…

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…

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…