The Cheshire MA Cheese Press Monument commemorates the 1235 pound cheese wheel that was created and delivered to President Thomas Jefferson after his 1802 election.
A view south to the Cheshire Cobbles - a stone ledge just off the AT. We crossed the summit during a lightning storm in August of 2008 and didn't get to enjoy the views.
A look back down the trail after one of the steep ascents out of Cheshire.
Energizer Bunny on the climb to the Noepel Shelter
Tim hides his face from the sunrise at the Mark Noepel Shelter.
The Mark Noepel Shelter
Roots, rock, reggae. Typical New england trail.
First view of the Mount Greylock summit and the Bascom Lodge.
Energizer Bunny on a cool morning climb up to the summit of Greylock.
Getting closer. And with the promise of a hot breakfast, I can make it.
Close enough to reach out and touch.
An idyllic view on the upper flank of Mt. Greylock.
Skirting the pond on puncheon.
My new favorite quote. I indeed went to the mountain!
The War Memorial on the summit of Mount Greylock.
Eastern views from Greylock,
A 2500' ascent from Cheshire.
The first views into the Williamstown Valley from the summit of Mount Williams.
The Williams College campus is visible in the upper center.
Turkey foot. The shallow soil prevents the roots from sinking deep into the earth.
The Hoosic River in North Adams, MA
Sheep's Head and Maciej successfully crossing the Hoosic.
Looking back down the steep & rocky final ascent out of North Adams MA.
The steep rock scramble at the top with the summit visible through the trees.
Views from Eph's Lookout
The Long Trail pre-dates the Appalachian Trail and gets top billing for the 105 miles that they share.
At the Vermont border - eight states complete, six to go!
Mac in VT
Sheep's Head and Mac tenting at the Seth Warner Shelter
The Seth Warner Shelter.
Maciej and Sheep's Head enjoying breakfast on a cool Sunday morning.
Breakfast on a cold morning
Smoking Sox trying to stow his camera before heading out of the shelter.
County Road in Vermont - the first passable road crossing after the MA / VT border.