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Mt. Institute
Charlemont, MA and Hawley, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

The Mohawk ski trail

What a difference a few days makes. After hiking in 70 degree weather on January 6, I embarked on a hike of Mt. Institute in 18 degree weather. Despite the cold and frozen ground, we still encountered running water and mud in places.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Institute
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Hike Commenced: 3:41 PM
Parking Elevation: 587'
Destination: Mt. Institute
Ascent Commenced: 3:42 PM
Summit Reached: 4:14 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 590'
Summit Elevation: 1,538'
Vertical Gain: 948'
Hike Ended: 4:51 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 965'



Looking up the Mohawk ski trail


Looking southwest from the Mt. Institute summit




Directions to trailhead: Take South River Road east from Route 8A, then take a right onto Thunder Mountain Road. Park in the large parking lot.

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