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Ascent of Mount Greylock on 2000-07-04

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Tuesday, July 4, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Greylock
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:3487 ft / 1062 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was in the area for this holiday weekend, mainly devoting my time and efforts to the state and county highpoints of Rhode Island and Connecticut. I finished my last hike this morning in Connecticut, then entered into Massachusetts, following the curvy highways (mainly US-7) through the hills toward Mount Greylock. I had problems staying on course in Pittsfield, where signs were hard to see or not there at all, and I found myself on the wrong road more than once. I eventually worked my way to the north into the town of North Adams and onto Notch Road, the scenic and twisting road that goes to the top of Greylock.

The drive is interesting, with excellent views and portions where the road narrows along the ridges. There were bicyclists and motorcyclists, plus a steady stream of cars. I arrived to the upper parking area and walked to the tower, then walked around to be sure I had not missed any highpoint rocks. In all, I spent thirty minutes walking around and checking out the visitor's center. The day was hazy, so the views were not good. I drove down the south road back into Pittsfield and then along US-20 into Chester, aiming for another short hike up Round Top in nearby Hampden County.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Drove to upper lot
    Trailhead:3467 ft / 1056 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:3467 ft / 1056 m



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