Western Ma Hiking Club!
Come Join us for some healthy fun outdoors!
Our group leaders: Tim McCullough, a Greater Springfield coach & unified partner; Craig Hanson, father of a Greater Springfield Athlete; & John Ford, Coach for Greater Springfield & Revs Unified Team.
This page will be updated as needed to provide information on upcoming hikes. We will plan to have 1 hike per month (if interest increases we might increase the number to 2x a month). We will target the 1st weekend of each month – exceptions: holidays, major SO events. Our idea is to have a predictable pattern.
Sunday October 6th
THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS AVAILABLE!!! So please plan accordingly.
Where: Peaked Mountain- 138 Butler Road, Monson, MA 01057. Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30AM
We will be doing the Miller Forest Loop, the blue trail on the trail map.
Challenge Level: Easy – The total distance of this hike is 0.8 miles. Those that can walk 1-2 miles on flat ground should be able to do this hike. These are outdoor trails so the paths are rocky and uneven at times. The group will take some water breaks as necessary throughout the hike.
Gear Recommendations: Hiking boots are preferred if you have them but if you don’t have them then sneakers will do just fine! Clothes you can move easily in and please bring weather appropriate gear (long pants and shirts are recommended) Other important items: bug spray, sunblock, & water! You will be expected to carry your own stuff so I suggest bringing a backpack/ draw string bag.
There are two different parking lots that lead to a handful of different trails so please make sure you are at the correct parking lot.
Here is a link to Peaked Mountain Website for added information’s/directions-> http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/peaked-mountain.html
After each hike check yourself for ticks!!
Registration is required, link is below. Please sign up so we can email you with any important updates! Family members are more than welcome to join.
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A MEDICAL ON FILE WITH US!