August 19, 2013

Hiking Mt. Greylock in Williamstown, Massachusetts

A couple of weekends ago Adam, Elise and I went for a hike on Mount Greylock in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in all of Massachusetts.  And while we didn't hike to the summit (that would have been an ALL day hike) but we did hike a couple of the more strenuous trails which involved a waterfall and a great view!  The hike started out on a farm and slowly snaked it's way up the mountain to a camp ground.  The ascent was TOUGH!  The trail map billed it as strenuous and they were right - it look us quite a while to make it up the steep incline!  Eventually we arrived at a campground where we took a break and then headed over to a waterfall.  The waterfall added about 1.6 miles to the hike but it was well worth it!
Signs at the trail head by the farm - many trails!
Made it to the waterfall!

My people in front of the waterfall!

This picture shows the true height of the waterfall, it was pretty big and on a steep incline.

They think they're bad ass!

After hiking back from the waterfall we had lunch and then made out way to the Stone Ledge, which while not the top of Mount Greylock had some great views.  We hung out up there for a while just taking in the views before heading back down the mountain.

Stone Ledge on Mount Greylock!

Awesome view!
Panoramic shot of the mountain view!
The descent proved to be just as challenging if not more so than the climb - I would venture to say that the way down was steeper than the ascent.  By the end my knees were killing me!  But we eventually made it all the way down, through the farm again and back to the car.  The hike was a lot of fun but also exhausting, I am pretty sure I fell asleep on the car ride home.  We have plans to eventually hike to the summit of Mount Greylock - I think it would be especially fun to do in the fall when the leaves are changing colors!

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