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Trip Log


Massaemett Mountain
Shelburne, MA

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

Sunrise on the trail

Having not had the time to hike due to an increased work schedule, I decided to get up early and hike in the dark with the intent of seeing the sunrise. Though not hitting it exactly as intended, I did make it within 5 minutes of the beginning of the rise. On the way up I also came across a deer, who quickly took off upon me clapping it out.

Mt. Monandock was visible, as well as (at one point) either Mt. Snow or Haystack - the sun reflected off a chairlift terminal for a split second - making the location of the mountains known (though their shape was not visible). Mt. Greylock was not yet visible to the west.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Hike Commenced: 6:31 AM
Parking Elevation: 425'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 6:42 AM
Summit Reached: 7:12 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Ended: 7:55 AM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,163'

Looking northeast at Mt. Monadnock


Directions to trailhead: From downtown Shelburne Falls parking, walk north on Main Street (not Bridge Street) then take a right onto Church Street. Bear left at the end of that street onto Highland Ave. Bear left onto a crushed rock road, cross Route 2, trailhead is at yellow gate.

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