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Massaemett Mountain
Shelburne, MA

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

Not only did it not look like January, but it didn't feel like it!

An amazing 70 degrees! After a morning of rain, the clouds moved out and the sky turned completely blue. Without much daylight left, I decided to hike Massaemett Mountain and take advantage of probably the warmest hiking weather to be had until May or June.

My original intent was to hike to the fire tower then over to High Ledges. As I neared the summit, I noticed dark clouds moving southeast - passing overhead as I descended the rock fire tower. As I reached the power lines toward the base of the mountain, the sky opened up.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, January 6, 2007
Hike Commenced: 2:27 PM
Parking Elevation: 560'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 2:27 PM
Summit Reached: 2:58 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Ended: 3:34 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'

Road to the water tank

Storm approaching Monadnock

Directions to trailhead: Climbing a hill East on Route 2 after passing the 112 North exit, look for a small paved driveway on the left as the road levels out. The trail starts at the yellow gate.

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