Time  4 hours 43 minutes

Coordinates 1060

Uploaded January 24, 2016

Recorded January 2016

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near Camp Romaca, Massachusetts (United States)

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Stage 131

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 130 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - MASSACHUSETTS - Section 4.2 - Circular - From Washington Mountain Road to Blotz Road and return
⇒ Link to the next stage: 132 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - MASSACHUSETTS - Section 3 - From Dalton to Cheshire

Tour through Section 4.1 of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), passing through the state of Massachusetts (United States), from south to north. From Blotz Road to the town of Dalton, in the highlands of the so-called Berkshire Plateau.

The start on Blotz Road is casual, as the stage should actually start on Pittsfield Road (also known as Washington Mountain Road), but the driver who accompanied us on the shuttle was wrong destination, and when we realized it was too much late, which will force us to travel separately the three remaining miles, between Pittsfield Road and Blotz Road.

There is enough snow on the trail. Much further south, in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia (among others), on this same day, the great winter storm Jonas has covered with many inches of snow fields, mountains and cities, and the Road communications are cut off.

Massachusetts has been freed this time from the ravages of snow, and the day is sunny, although very cold.

The crossing is done with microspikes and snowshoes, which adds a degree of difficulty to the stage, which in its usual route in easy.

A short distance from the start, the trail rises very slightly to Warner Hill (2,050 feet), from which you can see a wide panoramic view, with Greylock Mt. to the north.

From that point, the trail continues on a fairly flat path, crossing some wetlands or wetlands and small forests. There are no large elevations, although it passes through the small hill of Tully Mountain (2,070 feet), in whose vicinity and taking a short detour to the right (about 250 meters), is the Kay Wood Shelter, refuge with two heights, space for 10 people, ring of fire, latrine and possibility of capturing water from a stream that passes a short distance.

A little less than half a kilometer from the refuge, downhill, the AT crosses the Grange Hall Road, goes into a small forest crossed by the Barton Brook, and climbs the small hill of Day Mountain.

From the top of this hill, the path begins a gradual descent of about 3.5 kilometers, with a beautiful rocky area, to reach the railway line, and in the suburbs of Dalton.

The stage ends at the crossroads of routes 8 and 9, in the same city of Dalton, shortly after passing the bridge over the E Br. Housatonic River.

The small town of Dalton, and its neighboring Pittsfield, are regular refreshment points for most walkers on the Appalachian Trail. The path passes through the town center itself, and supplies can be purchased without any difficulty.
Parking

Inicio del recorrido, en el estacionamiento del AT en Blotz Road

Inicio del recorrido, en el estacionamiento del AT en Blotz Road
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Sendero nevado

Sendero nevado
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Sendero nevado

Sendero nevado
Summit

Warner Hill

Warner Hill
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Zona boscosa

Zona boscosa
panorama

Colina y vista

Colina y vista
Shelter

Kay Wood Shelter

Kay Wood Shelter
Intersection

Intersección del AT con Grange Hall Road

Intersección del AT con Grange Hall Road
River

Barton Brook. Riachuelo y puente

Barton Brook. Riachuelo y puente
Photo

Day Mountain. Bajada a Dalton

Day Mountain. Bajada a Dalton
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Cruce con las vías del ferrocarril, en Dalton

Cruce con las vías del ferrocarril, en Dalton
Intersection

Fin de la etapa, en Dalton. Intersección del AT con las rutas 8 y 9

Fin de la etapa, en Dalton. Intersección del AT con las rutas 8 y 9

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