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Thread: Greylock via Gould Trail->AT 11/20/10

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    Senior Member Jay H's Avatar
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    Pittsfield, MA

    Greylock via Gould Trail->AT 11/20/10

    Trail from Gould road is in good shape, a bit confusing with the blaze soup and a bunch of very big blowdown, some looking somewhat recent.

    A bunch of us took the AT from whence the Gould trail meets the road from the south which has some spots of ice, but no traction aids needed. The road is still open and it is currently bow season.

    Bascom and the tower are closed but the t-bolt shelter is open and inviting.

    We took the Thunderbolt ski trail down to the Bellow's Pipe extension to finish the loop. The t-bolt ski trail is wet, muddy, steep and somewhat slippery.

    You must go and you must ramble
    Through every briar and bramble
    Till your life is in a shambles
    Maybe then you will know
    -"You Must Go" - John Hiatt

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    Moderator Peakbagr's Avatar
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    Near the Adirondack Blue Line
    Wanted to thank Jay and a group of very social NE doghikers for joining the YMCA group I led on the Greylock hike. The Y group went up and down the Gould trail as I was concerned that the Thunderbolt might be too steep for some of the more inexperienced hikers.
    Hiking with Jay is 'old hat', but very nice to make the acquaintance of doghikers and well behaved pooches who added so much to the trip and for the wonderful homebaked cupcakes passed around in the summit shelter.
    Just an outstanding group of people all around.
    My apologies to the New Englanders for our delay in getting to the trailhead. I hadn't been up Greylock from the east and I got our cars lost getting there.
    Thanks for waiting for us.
    We'll get some photos posted soon.

    "The fact that going off the deep end appears
    to be a requisite to doing anything of consequence
    in this life has not escaped me." Jim Harrison

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