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Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to Mt. Lincoln summit
After planning to hike it for quite some time but with not too much time to spare, I ascended Mt. Lincoln via one of the more direct routes - the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail from Packardville Road.
Upon reaching the trailhead, I was surprised to see the trail had not been broken - rather, the trail had apparently not been touched by humans since at least a week or so. Fortunately due to the sleet during the middle of the last snow storm, there was a firm layer about 3-6 inches down, allowing for one to not sink all the way down...most of the time. There were still a few 'oh crap' moments as I sunk a good foot or more.
The trail itself is flat until it begins a slight pitch up the last hundred or so vertical feet.
While the fire tower stairway provides far reaching views, sadly many are obscured with all sorts of communications equipment. Nonetheless, the Holyoke Range, Mt. Toby, Haystack, Mt. Snow, and Monadnock were all visible.
Getting To Trailhead:
||Wednesday, February 21, 2007|
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Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead on Packardville Road
Looking northwest at Mt. Toby, with Mt. Snow and Haystack barely visible
Directions to trailhead: Take Enfield Road to Packardville Road. Parking available near gate on Tower Road.
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