Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fireweed on Mt. Greylock, Jones Nose Trail

Lots of bees were in the Fireweed on the Jones Nose Trail near the parking area.
I am attempting to hike all of the trails in the Mt. Greylock State Reservation (approx. 80 miles) and I still have a few left. Yesterday I started at the Rounds Rock parking area and followed the Rounds Rock Trail to the Northrup Trail. I continued north on the Stage Trail to Greylock Road to the Campground Trail and back down on the CCC Dynamite Trail to Jones Nose and then the Woodason Trail back to my car. Sounds like a lot, but it's mostly moderate terrain and about 7 miles. With the the temperature in the 70s, a breeze and low humidity, it was a very nice walk.

Beautiful pink flowers and stunning views—what could be better than that!
I remember seeing the Fireweed (Evening Primrose family) about 12 years ago when hiking this same trail with my sister. Nice to see that it is still there and thriving! 

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