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Ascent of Mount Greylock on 2015-07-18

Climber: Neil Benson

Others in Party:Josie Benson
Date:Saturday, July 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Greylock
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:3487 ft / 1062 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at the Gould Rd. trailhead and took the Bellows Pipe Trail up the mountain past waterfalls and a brook on the right. Trail turned hard right after bridge over brook and climbed steadily up the Thunderbolt backcountry ski trail, passing partial viewpoints such as The Needle's Eye, Big Bend, The Stairs, etc. Thunderbolt Trail merged with AT South; we then proceeded up to the summit. Ate lunch at the summit and descended via the Gould Trail, crossing Pecks Brook on a covered bridge built in 1998 . Descended to Gould Rd, left with a short walk back to the car and the starting trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Total Elevation Loss:15 ft / 4 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Route:Bellows South Trail-Thunderbolt Trail-Appalachian
    Start Trailhead:Gould Road  
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Gain on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail (South)-Gould Trail
    End Trailhead:Gould Trailhead  
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Western Massachusetts Trip (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Equinox Mountain2015-07-172840 ft / 866 m
2Mount Greylock2015-07-1815 ft / 5 m
Total Trip Gain: 2855 ft / 871 m    Total Trip Loss: 2855 ft / 871 m



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