CCC Camp SP-7 - Lanesborough, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 42° 33.220 W 073° 12.792
18T E 646690 N 4712799
Quick Description: This CCC information board is located inside the Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center in Lanesborough, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2014 8:49:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMMGCX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenit
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Long Description:
"The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 107th Company, MA camp SP-7, from 1933-1941 made extensive improvements on roads, trails, scenic vistas, firebreaks, forest health improvement, and recreation area development. Some of the more significant CCC features included development of the road system (gravel surfaced) to accommodate automobiles, Adirondack lean-to shelters, the Thunderbolt Ski Shelter, and completion of Bascom Lodge. As a result of increased popularity of winter recreation and downhill skiing, the Mount Greylock Ski Club initiated a plan to create a challenging ski run on Mount Greylock. The planning skills of Dwight J. Francis and Western Massachusetts Winter Sports Council, including input from Williams, Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Massachusetts State Colleges, Greenfield Outing Club, and the Green Mountain Club, resulted in the CCC building the Thunderbolt Ski Trail in 1934 (named for its resemblance to a Revere Beach, MA, roller coaster). The lower section of the Thunderbolt Trail was relocated in 1936 by Charles L. Parker. This ski trail was rated Expert-Class A by the United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association (USEASA, today the United States Ski and Snowboard Association) and later host site for the USEASA Championship Races in 1938 and 1940. The trail was used for numerous competitive downhill ski races up until 1959." (visit link)

Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Road
Lanesborough, MA 01237

Summer hours, Memorial Day through Labor Day: from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Winter hours, September through May: 9:00am-4:30pm.

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November 15 through April 15.
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