Halloween Hike and Swap at Mt. Greylock, Adams, Mass.

Let’s hike this haunted trail on Mt. Greylock in Adams, Massachusetts and then get excited for winter with a seasonal gear and clothing swap! Mt. Greylock is the tallest mountain in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with beautiful 360 degree views. Get your legs ready for the winter season and maybe get inspired to do the historic Thunderbolt BackCountry Ski race this winter. Proceeds from registration go towards youth programming Wild Skills Day. Read more about our Wild Skills Initiative on www.shejumps.org.

Saturday October 31, 2015. Hike from 10-2pm, Swap from 2-3pm.   Mt. Greylock Glen. Upper Gould Rd. Adams, MA

Cost: $10 Halloween Costumes Welcome!

Hike Description:

Bellows Pipe Trail Difficulty: Moderate to very strenuous (in places) – 2.5 + miles. According to legend, the “Old Coot” haunts this trail on Mt. Greylock-a perfect hike for Halloween. This hike ascends from the Greylock Glen and parallels and crosses the historic Thunderbolt Ski Trail then joins the Appalachian Trail once near the summit. This trail has steeper sections with switchbacks and we’ll take plenty of breaks so that most levels of fitness and ability can enjoy this hike. If you have any concerns as to whether this hike is appropriate for you please contact tracy@shejumps.com

Henry David Thoreau followed this route in his ascent of Mt. Greylock in 1844. Thoreau walked the trail from the North Adams trailhead on Notch Rd. Looking back from the summit you can see the saddle between Ragged Mt. and Mt. Greylock, the location of the old Wilbur Farm where Thoreau stopped along his way. The wind funneling through the notch formed by the two mountains creates a sound like a blacksmith’s bellows, and accounts for the trail’s name.

What to bring for the hike: Wear good sturdy shoes for hiking, dress in layers-it can often be cold on top of Mt. Greylock. Bring 2 Liters of water, lunch, hiking poles (optional).

Gear Swap:

Greylock Glen Pavillion Please bring up to 20 items that you are ready to let go into flow. Your new hiking buddies might cherish that beanie or puffy you are tired of. If you have items you would like to sell, we’ll have a separate area for those items. Feel free to post pictures of items you’d like to sell on the facebook event page. Leftover swap items will be donated to a Goodwill.

Buy your ticket here on Eventbrite:http://shejumpsgreylockhikeswap.eventbrite.com

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