Sunday, May 16, 2010

Seven Sisters, Hadley, Massachusetts

My legs are sore from yesterday's hike up four of the Seven Sisters on the Metacomet Trail in Hadley, Massachussetts. We started at J.A. Skinner State Park. Let me tell you those sisters on the Mount Holyoke range were brutal--up a mountain, down a mountain, up another mountain, down again, up, down, up, down. Repeat. The mountains were not that high, but the terrain was steep. Hiking was one thing, but I could not believe they hold a race across such treacherous terrain. Despite being short of time because we left late (10:30 a.m.) and needed to get back to meet friends at 6 p.m., we pushed it to get to that fourth peak. Devil's Football, in the bottom photograph, seemed totally out of place.

I am really happy (and relieved) with the way I've untangled this article. It makes much more sense, flows better, and it's more intriguing. Right now, I'm a little more than halfway.


  1. It was a really challenging hike. I was exhausted and slept on the way home (thankfully I was not driving!).