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Charlemont, MA, and Hawley, MA
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Competition ski trail
In the area on a hot hazy day, I decided to do a quick hike up the Competition and Upper Competition trails on Mt. Institute. Due to recent mowing, the trails were easier to hike than most ski trails. Nonetheless, both have long sustained steep pitches - making hiking on a 90 degree day challenging.
The views from the summit were hazy, but still good.
Getting To Trailhead:
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At the bottom of the Competition trail
At the top of the UMass ski trail, looking up the Deerfield River Valley.
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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