Mount Greylock, MA

As I said in my last post, I spent the weekend hiking and camping in Massachusetts.  Two years ago some friends and I climbed Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in New Hampshire and the highest peak in the Northeastern United States.  This sparked a desire in me to start climbing as many state high points as I could.  Last year the only mountain I was able to cross off of that list was Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River.  I hope for this year to be more productive though.  The original plan for the weekend was to climb Mount Marcy, tallest mountain in New York.  That plan had to be scratched, however, due to a freak spring snow storm that left the higher elevations of the mountain with up to 2 feet of snow.  Not wanting to undertake the 18+ mile hike in such conditions, we decided on a Plan B, which lead us to Mount Greylock.  It was a beautiful albeit hot weekend, and a great escape from the city.  Below is a sampling of the pictures from the trip, but you can see the rest on my flickr page here.

Wooden Ladder Bridge on the Trail


Road to the Summit


Summit Tower




The Obligatory Summit Shot


A pond and creepy shack near the summit.


Campfire Long Exposure


The Falls near our campsite.


Matt exploring the falls.


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