Since we haven't been able to take our beautiful mascot Zoe to the last couple of hikes, we are doing one for her. (can you believe that some places don't allow dogs?!) We're going to hike Mt. Wachusett again, but this time we will meet at the Ski Lodge and hike the back 40!
We'll meet at 10:30 in the parking lot for the Ski Area---directions can be found here:
We'll take the Balance Rock Trail to the Old Indian Trail to the summit, and back down the same way. It's about 4 miles round trip, with about a 600 foot elevation gain---some places will be steep. Should be around 4 hours. We'll take a break at the top for lunch. Bring lunch, snacks, water---by that time it will be chilly, so wear layers.
Trail maps can be found here:
How could you resist this face: