And for our next winter summit, Victoria and I did Mount Greylock – Massachusett’s highest mountain.  We left Hartford at 7:20am and were hiking on the trail exactly 2 hours later. This was the coldest weather that we’ve hiked in so far. The temperature at the base of the mountain was 8 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 degree with wind chill), and the summit was forecast at 4 degrees (-20 with wind chill). We followed the same route up as last time, Roaring Brook to Hopper trail, and reached the summit in 3 hours 20 minutes (55 minutes stopped). We spent 25 minutes on top and ate Victoria’s delicious beef stew with some hot chocolate. It took us 1 hour and 30 minutes to descend (12 minutes stopped). Total distance of 7.9 miles with 2,400 feet elevation gain.

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