Sunday, December 29, 2013

Monument Mountain, Great Barrington, MA

December 29, 2013

Miles: 2.7 miles miles
Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Parking: Large lot on Route 7 between Stockbridge and Great Barrington. There is a large sign for the parking area.

Rest rooms: None

Hike directions: AMCs Best Hikes in the Berkshires - hike #36

Map: Monument Mountain Trail Map The book also has a sufficient map, and there was a large supply of maps at the trail head. Also, every intersection was well marked, and also had a picture of the map.

Hike description: Short and pretty hike. Moderate. Nice views at the summit and at the Devil's Pulpit. Supposed to be a crowded place to hike, but we didn't meet too many people. Even though the trail map shows different color trails, all of the blazes are light blue.

Year to date miles:   417.2

Sign on Route 7 for the parking area

Map supply at the trail head.

The trail crosses over a stream a few times, and passes by a waterfall (which was mostly frozen today).

Well marked trail intersections

Almost 360 degree views from the summit. I believe that is Butternut ski area in the distance.

Summit view on the other side.

Short out and back to the Devil's Pulpit

Devil's Pulpit

Trail map complete with "You are here" marker. 

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