Sunday, December 6, 2015

MA Appalachian Trail - Sections 3-4 - Gulf Road to Grange Hall Road

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
12/6/2015 7.6 miles 3 hours 10 minutes 1446' 2.5 mph 755.6

Trail Map
Trail Guide
Parking: Grange Hall Road

Descend towards stream and cross stream on bridge.
Ascend Day Mountain (we did a short bushwhack to the summit on the way back)
Descend Day Mountain
Cross railroad tracks.
Cross Depot Road
Turn left on High Road.
Walk to hiker parking lot where road turns into a dirt road.
Retrace steps back to Grange Hall Road

Hike description:
The first part of this hike is in the woods. It wasn't particularly challenging, except for the deep wet leaves made footing slippery. On the north side of Day Mountain, there were still green ferns and green moss. An oasis of green in a brown world. The next part of this hike was a road walk in Dalton. The town has some Victorian houses and seems very hiker-friendly. We saw a number of AT signs on people's houses.


Love this!

AT blazes on a peace pole

Kiosk at Gulf Road - trail enters the woods here

Re-ascending Day Mountain

We did a short bushwhack to the summit of Day Mountain.

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