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Mt. Greylock, MA - Backpacking - Winter Gear Shakeout This Weekend

  • Sorry for the short Notice! - Backpacking this weekend - 14 mile loop,  total elevation 5000' over 3 mountains. Highest elevation 3,491'   Back early Sunday.

    Time to test the winter gear!

    The Plan:

  • Friday Nov. 30th: Leave NYC around 5pm and drive 3 hours north to the Mt. Greylock State Reservation in Mass.  Camp near the entrance on arrival.

  • Saturday Dec 1st: Intermediate hike.  We'll cover 9 + miles and go over Mt. Williams, Mt. Fitch, and Mt. Greylock before arriving at the Pecks Brook Shelter (lean-to) for the night.

  • Sunday: Up early..(hopefully!)  and hike 4+ miles back to the cars.  Drive back to the City by 3PM

    Getting a Spot: RSVP Yes

    Prerequisites: Hikers should have backpacking experience and have studied preparedness for cold weather camping.  Contact Kennedy if you are not sure.

    Standard winter hiking gear suitable for single digit temperatures

    That includes:
    - Wicking base-layer, insulating mid-layer, and water-proof shell
    - Winter hat, gloves, socks
    - Chemical hand and foot warmers

    Traction devices required - no exceptions.   (e.g; Micro-spikes, etc.)

    Expect temperatures in the 30s during the day and low twenties at night.  Come prepared for a mix of snow and rain.

    Estimated Cost: Tolls and gas for the driver.

  • See you on the trails!


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  • Jillian

    Sounds awesome but I am determined to stay in and (relax) after being gone last weekend :( have fun!

    November 29, 2012

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