Hike & Butterfly Hunt on Greylock

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Trip dates: Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:00 AM

Join us as we try to make history on historic Mount Greylock! Along our route, we will be watching for the elusive Early Hairstreak butterfly, a threatened species which calls Mount Greylock home, with June 1, 2019 as the most recent confirmed sighting. On our route we will travel approximately 8.2 miles and will experience 2,519 feet of elevation gain. To maximize our chance of butterfly sighting, this hike will be appropriate for those interested in a moderate to slow pace and, since Massachusetts is still in a travel advisory, is open to Massachusetts residents only. In compliance with AMC hike safety rules, participants will be required to bring their own PPE including masks and hand sanitizer as well as practice responsible social distancing throughout the hike. Participants are also required to bring at least 2 liters of water as well as lunch and snacks in addition to the normal 3 season day-hike gear. To review, please see the recommended gear list here: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea....
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 will be cancelled.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Berkshires
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze

After leaving the Corporate world several years ago, I now split my time between work in retail and helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing.

Alexandra Bernson
Coleader: 
Alexandra Bernson
Trip location: 
Mount Greylock
Keywords: 
butterfly,greylock,hike,day hike
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
United States
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00

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: 
2021-04-20 10:22:08.0
Last updated: 
2021-04-23 09:29:16.687