Ascent of Mount Greylock on 2013-08-18

Climber: Hockey Puck

Date:Sunday, August 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Greylock
    Elevation:3487 ft / 1062 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail is a gravel road that begins with easy footing over an easy grade. After 5 minutes you reach the first in a series of switchbacks and the intersection with a blue blazed trail continuing straight. Follow the carriage road 1 mile to the intersection with the Old Adams Road trail. From here the trail narrows but is still wide enough for a 4x4 vehicle and terrain becomes loose rocks. At approximately 1.5 miles the Pecks Brook Loop trail enters from the right and terrain becomes even more narrow with even looser footing. The trail is wet in places and I noted this stretch of trail as "ankle-sprain terrain" due to the loose rocks under foot. After 0.9 miles you cross a small footbridge, increase a moderate grade and reach the intersection with the AT and summit road. Follow the AT across the road as it follows foot bridges then along the perimeter of a small lake before merging with the summit road a second time. The AT continues a 0.15 miles to the summit. You exit the trail in a parking area and the summit is a short distance across the parking lot. The summit is mostly open and marked with a large War Memorial Tower and has 50-60 mile views to the east.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2940 ft / 896 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2940 ft / 896 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Cheshire Harbor Trail, AT
    Start Trailhead:547 ft / 166 m
    Time:60 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Time:60 Minutes

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