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October Mountain State Forest, B3C - Young Members (20s/30s & Young-at-Heart)

Date and Time

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Location

Lee/Becket border,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

This hike is along the Appalachian Trail. We will summit the modest peaks of Becket Mountain and Walling Mountain, and end with a view of Finerty Pond covered in snow. Then we will turn around and retrace our steps back to our cars. You may view the park map here: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/october.pdf Additional details about the meeting location, etc. will be provided by email a few days before the hike to those who register. Difficulty: Rating: B3C (B = distance of 5-8 miles, 3 = moderate pace of 1.5-2mph, C = average terrain) For more information about the hike rating system, read on here: https://amcberkshire.org/hike-ratings This hike is 6 miles with an elevation gain of 870 feet. We will travel at an overall pace of 1.5mph. Most of this hike is at a moderate incline/decline, with some flat sections. Required Gear: -microspikes or Hillsounds -2 pairs of socks (thin and thick) -multiple insulating layers (no cotton!) -water bottles (hydration bladders tend to freeze) Dogs: Dogs are welcome if they ALWAYS get along well with all other dogs and all people. Dogs MUST be kept on a 10 ft. max leash at all times. Owners must carry proof of current rabies vaccination. Please carry out pet waste. Social: Afterward, everyone is invited for a late lunch at the Starving Artist Café & Creperie. Website: http://www.starvingartistcreperie.com/ Address: 40 Main Street, Suite 2, Lee, MA

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free


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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

20s & 30s


Leader




Co-Leader