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Peaks Saddle Ball Mountain, Mt. Greylock, MA
Trails
Trails: Bradley Farm Trail, Woodason Spring Trail, Jones Nose Trail, Hopper Trail, CC Dynamite Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Visitors Center bottom of Rockwell Road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One or two sloshy places 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in very good condition.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: 62F at the 7a start. 70F by mid-afternoon. Only minor fly/gnat encounters. However, once we stopped moving back at the car, mosquitoes descended upon us. The only time we got bit by anything. Delayed stretching and jumped right in the car.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We started from the Visitors Center at the bottom of Rockwell Road. Trail conditions were great! I've been here when it's pouring rain causing parts of side trails to erode (2012); and I've been here when there was snow on the top third (2015). Saturday was dry and nice. Could have done with just trail shoes. The "loop" we did was nearly 18 miles; a 9-hr day but we stopped for plenty of pics and spent probably 20 min at the summit of Greylock. Coming down CC Dynamite meant we avoided the extra work of Saddle Ball Mt on the way down which our knees appreciated. There are good parking areas midway if you want to start further up. Sections climbing Saddle Ball are steep and rocky. The last mile+ heading up Greylock is also steep and rocky. It'll get your heart pumping!  
Name
Name: Christine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cmbcwb3@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-23 
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