Berkshires, Sept.2014 Mt. Greylock

We took the easy route and drove up Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts – 3,491 feet – and the only subalpine environment in the state. Apparently, it was the day of a Williams College Running Club event – we had to maneuver between groups of runners and bicyclists climbing up to the summit on the narrow windy road. The Veterans War Memorial Monument on the top was closed for repairs, but the view from the summit was great. The beacon on the top, from 1933, is said to shine every night as a tribute to Veterans (and as a guide to aircraft), but we never saw it lit. Bascom Lodge at the summit has a restaurant with quite a view. Reservations required – we were there after 5:00 pm and the aromas from the kitchen were tempting. The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit.

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