Franklin County Highpoint Trip Report

Crum Hill (2,835 ft)

Date: November 24, 2007
Author: Dave Dunham

After a 30 minute drive from Hampshire county’s West Mountain, Albee and I parked at the intersection of Bliss Road and Tilda. The temperatures at 9:00 AM were in the upper teens and there was a biting wind. There were a few excellent views of a white dusted Mount Greylock on the ride from one hike to the other.

The trail was easy to see (it was lightly dusted with snow) and very easy to follow. There was a veritable forest of red surveyor flags on both sides of the trail about half-way up the climb. Al noted that it looked like a scene from CSI. We reached the summit in 20 minutes and spent 5 minutes signing the register and taking a few pictures. Note: The register is nearly full and a replacement is needed. We stopped in the clearing where the first wind testing tower is still operating. We also checked out the large cairn. The view from this spot is quite good. We had a clear view of Monadnock (among others).

Total time round trip was 50 minutes (we came down a bit slower as there was some ice on the steepest section of trail.