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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.

The last traces of daylight in the distance

Just about a month after hiking Massaemett on a 70 degree day, I ascended it in upper teen temperatures. After getting a late start on the trail, I witnessed much of the sunset on my way up. Nonetheless, upon reaching the top of the tower, there were still some colours to be seen.

While there were some tracks up the snow covered trail, it appeared that I had been one of only a handful of people who had made the climb since the Friday night snowfall.

On the whole, the trail was in pretty good shape - some hidden ice patches in the middle section, but mostly just snow covered ground.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, February 4, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:45 PM
Parking Elevation: 560'
Destination: Massaemett Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:45 PM
Summit Reached: 5:15 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,588'
Vertical Gain: 1,028'
Hike Ended: 5:55 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'

Road to the water tank

The very last bit of the sunset

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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