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End Crags, Crow Hill - Rock Climbing

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Mid State Trail to the top of the ledges Great day for some mellow climbing! Never been to the End Crags of Crow Hill in Leominster State Forest. So Nuno, Nancy, David and I headed there for a day of top roping. At the base of End Crags Nancy on Pine Tree It was Nancy's second day of climbing outdoors! Beginner's Blessing End Route

Mt. Major - Solo Winter Hiking

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Mt. Major (1,780ft) Trails: Mt. Major Main Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft Distance: 3.4 miles roundtrip Duration: 1 hr, 55 minutes (includes stops along the trail and at the summit) Difficulty: Easy to Moderate This hike was an awesome easy workout! I wanted to make the summit in one hour and I did so! The only time I really stopped along the trail on my ascent was when I had gone off trail. I had to stop and search for a bit for those blue blazes. I had brought my snowshoes just in case, but didn’t need them as the trail was nicely packed.      I took the Mt. Major Main trail all the way to the summit. It provides a short and direct route to the summit but near the top it has some really sketchy and steep pitches. I opted to take the alternate route to the left to avoid the ledges. I may be a crazy hiker girl, but I’m not stupid, the ledges were full of ice.   Those ledges There were great 360 degree views at the top but man, was it windy cold! I could only s