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Metacomet-Monadnock Trail 4/18-19/09
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Ryan Linn

Locale: Maine!
Metacomet-Monadnock Trail 4/18-19/09 on 04/20/2009 13:50:29 MDT Print View

Another BPLer, Gary, and I decided to kick off the Northeast backpacking season with 35 miles in two days on the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail in Western Massachusetts. We started near the Leverett Village Co-op and went over the Holyoke Range to the Connecticut River. It's not as spectacular as some places out west, or even the White Mountains and Adirondacks, but it was a nice bit of trail. Here are a few pics.

"Jonathan Glazier Home Site" house foundation
An old house foundation along the trail.

A green tunnel
The green tunnel.

Buffam Brook
Buffam Brook in the Pelham Forest

Northampton, Amherst, and the Connecticut River from the Holyoke Range
Northampton, Amherst, and the Connecticut River from the Holyoke Range.

Mount Holyoke
Mount Holyoke and the Summit House.

Edited by ryan.c.linn on 04/20/2009 13:52:04 MDT.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Ice damage? on 04/20/2009 16:16:56 MDT Print View

Nice pictures. Was there much ice damage along the trail? (For people outside New England, Dec. 11 there was a bad ice storm, 2" of ice here in North Central Mass. and severe damage.)

Ryan Linn

Locale: Maine!
Re: Ice damage? on 04/21/2009 06:48:00 MDT Print View

Surprisingly, the only ice damage I noticed was on the road down from the top of Mt Holyoke, which I walked on for a short distance between trails. After seeing the damage in southern NH, I was pretty surprised that it seemed like the M-M in this area was untouched.