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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Williams, Mt. Fitch, Mt. Greylock
North Adams, MA, Williamstown, MA, Adams, MA

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

Appalachian Trail to Mt. Fitch

In terms of seeing views, I don't have the best of luck in hiking Mt. Greylock. My second attempt this year - and second partly sunny forecast (during time hiking) - resulting in low visibility. This day seemed to be somewhat of an undercast - the summit was clear and sunny, however looking down into the valleys (and being below about 2800' or so) was hazy/foggy.

The Appalachian Trail was pretty quiet on my ascent, as I saw next to no one. The summit was also abandoned - a moment of irony in seeing the war memorial (and Bascom Lodge) all boarded up on Veteran's Day weekend.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 11, 2006
Hike Commenced: 10:32 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,000'
Destination: Mt. Williams
Ascent Commenced: 10:33 AM
Summit Reached: 11:14 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000'
Summit Elevation: 2,951'
Vertical Gain: 2,148'
Destination: Mt. Fitch
Ascent Commenced: 11:14 AM
Summit Reached: 11:40 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:26
Trailhead Elevation: 2,951'
Summit Elevation: 3,110'
Vertical Gain: 335'
Destination: Mt. Greylock
Ascent Commenced: 11:40 AM
Summit Reached: 12:12 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 3,110'
Summit Elevation: 3,491'
Vertical Gain: 491'
Hike Ended: 1:50 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:18
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,706'

Appalachain Trail trailhead

Appalachain Trail to Mt. Williams

Mt. Williams summit, looking east

Appalachian Trail to Mt. Greylock

Mt. Greylock summit, looking southeast

Directions to trailhead: Take Notch Road southwest from Route 2. At the fork in the road (Mt. Greylock Reservation sign), take a right and continue past the reservoir. Shortly after, there's a small sign for the Appalachian Trail and some dirt parking spots on either side of the road.

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