Hampshire County Highpoint Trip Report

West Mtn (2,106 ft)

Date: November 24, 2007
Author: Dave Dunham

Previous trip report directions are accurate. I met Albee at the first turnout on Plainfield Pond and we set out at 8:00 AM on a bright but very cold late fall morning. The forest was very open and the few blow-downs were easy to avoid. We never saw the previously mentioned Peck lumber signs but were aware of the forest boundary which coincides with the first stone wall crossing. Once on the summit we easily found the benchmark and the witness markers. There was a light dusting of snow in the forest but the three markers were bare. Due to the temperatures in the teens and a stiff breeze we made haste from the top.

It took us 20 minutes to climb and 15 to descend. We then took a scenic drive through Hawley and Florida on our way to Crum hill.