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08-31-2017, 21:28
I'd like to hike Massachusetts this October starting about Oct 14. Since the weather might be pretty cold I am thinking of doing day hikes with shuttles. Like to do abut 15 miles a day. Any advice on this plan? Thanks.

09-04-2017, 12:51
Sure it possible. See the ATC list for shuttle providers, plenty of road crossings to start and end at. Temps will be chilly, but not cold every day. Nights will dip below freezing on occasion, but not every night. Upper Goose Pond Cabin will close on October 22nd (last stay on the 21st). Plenty of tenting options near the cabin available all year round. No bugs, little mud.


Sarcasm the elf
09-04-2017, 13:30
What is your definition of "pretty cold?" My advice would be to camp at night, that is my absolute favorite time of year to camp in CT and MA. Temperatures are normally in the 60's - 30's with the occasional night where it might dip into the 20's, it is normal to see frost but not snow and it makes for cool mornings and mild afternoons.

Sarcasm the elf
09-04-2017, 13:35
If you really do want a shuttle, I will mention that Dave Ackerson shuttles out of North Adams, MA and I highly recommend him. His contact info is below:

413-346-1033 (tel:413-346-1033)
[email protected]

Whiteblaze also has an excelleny list of A.T. shuttle providers. The link is below.


09-05-2017, 20:36
Thanks for the advice!