The ritual of blogging is personally rewarding. There is anticipation for what I will see and for the images I will capture – I have loved photography since childhood and have long-harbored desires of being a professional photographer. I enjoy the thought process of creative writing – and I used to take the time for this every day, so it feels good to be back at it. But the promise I made to myself to blog every day may be a hard one to keep. I have many passions, hiking among them, and so yesterday, in lieu of blogging, I went hiking.
July 1, 2011 – A friend and I hiked Mt. Greylock, part of the Taconic Range, and the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,489 ft. We chose a moderately strenuous 6.2 mile RT hike to the summit. The weather was perfect, overcast and in the 70s. We were surprised to find the 93-foot-high Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower at the top (erected 1931-32). It was an amazing day and I plan to hike Greylock again, as early as next week.