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On Saturday, June 13, we hiked to Berlin Mountain with our hiking group. It was a great day and quite a workout. The beginning of the loop was a pretty steep incline up a very rocky trail. Several hikers had trekking poles; I think I’ll bring mine from now on just in case. They would have come in handy.

The view of Mt. Greylock from the summit of Berlin Mt.

The view of Mt. Greylock from the summit of Berlin Mt.

This little friend hung out with us at the summit.

This little friend hung out with us at the summit.

Reesee is quite the hiker!

Reesee is quite the hiker!

Howard enjoyed the summit, too!

Howard enjoyed the summit, too!

Yesterday, we hiked near Glastenbury Mountain. The weather was perfect as we headed out on the trail at 10 am. There is a lot of history, as well as folklore, about this area that is now called a ghost town. In the past 100 years, nature reclaimed what was rightfully hers. We were grateful for this as we enjoyed a late-spring hike.

What's life without risk?

What's life without risk?


A view well worth the effort

A view well worth the effort


Tired but happy

Tired but happy

We hiked two fairly short trails here on Sunday, 5/31. The weather started out beautiful, but by the end of our second trail, we had our ponchos on while the rain beat down. Fortunately, we had sunlight for both destinations.

We will be working up to a hike to the summit of Mt. Greylock. First, we need to get our strength and endurance built up more.

The waterfall on the March Cataract Trail

The waterfall on the March Cataract Trail

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The view from Stony Ledge

The view from Stony Ledge

We went hiking here on May 20. The weather was perfect, but most of the trails were obscured by fallen branches and trees (damage from the December storm). We still had a great time.

The quarry was in operation from the 1860s to the 1960s, then seemed to shut down with no prior warning. The equipment and vehicles were abandoned and many of them still stand at attention as if waiting for the workers to come back. The quarry itself filled with water and now is a beautiful little “pond” with the biggest tadpoles I’ve ever seen.

One of the trucks left behind

One of the trucks left behind

Former quarry site. Now a scenic "pond."

Former quarry site. Now a scenic "pond."

Machinery long abandoned

Machinery long abandoned

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