WHP Participants ONLY: Mount Greylock

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Trip dates: Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter day hike to Mount Greylock in the Berkshires, MA. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. From its peak on a clear day, you can see as far as 90 miles away with the possibility of views of Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and even Connecticut! It's the location of many interesting early-to-mid-20th century structures such as the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial, a stunning 93-foot granite tower that honors veterans of World War I. The planned route will be roughly 6.5-miles with about 2200' elevation gain. Winter conditions in Western Mass in February are variable so conditions could be bare ground to deep snow so having microspikes and snowshoes are a must. We may even get a little bit off the trail to practice breaking trail with snowshoes if conditions permit.

To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Directions:

Will be provided to approved participants in advance; please note that Greylock is approximately a 3 hour drive from Boston.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Berkshires
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen

Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.

Marcelo Knapik

Marcelo Knapik is a three-season leader and winter co-leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. He is currently working on the New Hampshire 4000 footers, He hiked in the Brazilian Serra do Mar ("Mountain Range of the Sea") is a system of coastal mountain ranges and escarpments in southeastern Brazil that runs parallel to the Atlantic coast.

Trip location: 
mount greylock
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2021-01-27 20:59:50.0
Last updated: 
2021-01-28 08:36:06.077