Hiked on May 5, 2023
One of the ironies of our current hiking project is that I don't get out to western Massachusetts very often. Part of the reason is that it feels so far away from our home in the east. While it is closer to us than many of our New Hampshire hikes, it still feels farther. That said, we finally got out to hike the famous Mount Greylock. We had driven up--because that is a thing--but it was special take the slow route.
I am glad we did it. Greylock is the tallest peak in the state and, while it doesn't break 4,000 feet, it has the atmosphere of something larger. Our primary reason for choosing this particular day had to do with flooding in the north. All these big mountains release massive amounts of melted snow this time of year. Greylock does too. However there had also been massive amount of rain in northern New England making both hiking and driving difficult. The southerly position of our hike today meant that not only did we not have much rain, we also were on a peak where the snowmelt had already occurred.
So... here is our hike! I highly recommend it, particularly if you live in the Bay State. We have many pretty and impressive natural sights that sometimes get neglected for what is right above us on the map. We should be proud of what we have!
I am a full-time pastor in a small, progressive church in Massachusetts. This blog is about the non-church things I do to find spiritual sustenance.