|There's the summit|
Me: Prithee good sir; would thou leadest me to the peak of yonder Mt. Greylock?*
So, with the date set, I tossed my overpacked backpack into my car and headed off for the scenic drive to Adams, MA. Well, scenic once you get off of 91. I meandered through the back roads of western Mass, arriving at the trail head for the Gould Trail.
|Start of the journey|
|Stay to the right of this tree, cross said bridge and you're fine.|
Finally we broke upon the summit trail. It was a bit different than what I was expecting.
Actually, this summit does have road access as there is a WWII monument at the summit. The trail continued just on the other side of the road. Another short jaunt and we arrived, two hours after beginning.
|View from the summit; Grant's head|
I would absolutely climb this mountain again. It was a great hike, with some great views at the summit. The 5% grade made it challenging but not difficult. There are a variety of trails to the summit, so next time I will choose a different trail and see more of what Greylock has to offer.
*The conversation may not have gone exactly like this
**The Appalachian Trail runs through the summit.