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Berlin Mountain Hike ~ Nov 15, 2018

Journal entry by Shelly Nevard



It was the first winter hike on microspikes even though it was a month before the start of winter and it wasn’t even in the Adirondacks. The temperature in the parking lot was 24 degrees. I promised the first half mile would warm us up. There is a good climb in the beginning as we actually start climbing Raimer Mountain. The fallen leaves were covered with an inch of crusty snow and the usually wet trail was mostly frozen. Through the trees we had views of the surrounding hills. We started to shed layers as we went up. Then we dropped down and climbed some more. Off in the distance we could see our destination. When we arrived at the top we had views of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts and we picked out other peaks to the east. There was also a string of wind turbines in view. The summit was a little exposed so we lunched in the shelter of a grove of pine trees. When we were sufficiently chilled we packed up and started down.

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Here we all are on this Winter Autumn hike!



A map of the ski area which once operated in the location we hiked.



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