Appalachian Trail Disk at Mount Greylock, MA
N 42° 38.236 W 073° 09.971
18T E 650349 N 4722165
Quick Description: This Appalachian Trail marker is a disk embedded into the path leading up to the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower on the summit of Mount Greylock. This path leading to the summit is part of the AT.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2010 4:19:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMA2JC
Mount Greylock, 3,491 feet (1,064 m), is the highest point in Massachusetts; its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga/boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93-foot (28 m) high lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2,179-mile (3,507 km) Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.