4 comments on “Stick Season on Mt Holyoke

  1. Ryan,

    Nice report. I know that the 7 sisters lack the true wilderness experience but the challenge of the climb is what makes me love it. That trail is also in my hometown so I am usually up there 3-4 times a week.

  2. I hear you, Grant. I bet it’s similar to how I see the Camden Hills State Park in Maine… it’s small and not very far from civilization, but it’s home, and I think that counts for a lot more than anything else. That’s probably also why I enjoyed the Long Trail this summer so much– I had come to see the northern end of the Long Trail as “home” while I lived up there.

    I think if I spent a bit more time on the 7 Sisters, I would probably find a lot of places I’d really enjoy. The Lithia Reservoir area seemed pretty nice and comparatively remote.

    Glad to hear you’re still around, Grant. I hadn’t heard much from you in a while 🙂

  3. Ryan, I sure am still around…in fact I have probably been too focused on being outside and running which kept me away from writing. Grad school also does a heck of a job of taking away free time 🙂 . I am back now!

  4. Heh. Programming has taken my focus away from writing and a bit too much from being outdoors, too. Well, at least neither of us has actually disappeared. I’ll be back in a while!

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