many years has this event been happening?
"existing as a scheduled event since 1966..."
2) What is the fastest and slowest times recorded for
We don't really keep track of times as we do not encourage
it as a race, but as a personal endurance challenge. Someone recalled that
we've recently had two entrants (1 male, 1 female) complete the trail
sections and finish somewhere around 1:30 or 2:00. Most people trickle across
the finish at 346 starting around 4:00 pm and keep on coming until maybe 7:30 +
or -. Someone else said that in 2008 we had someone (or more than
one) finish up at 8:50 with a head lamp.
3) Approximate trail miles for each waypoint would be
helpful; do you happen to know them?
The trail guide says:
Berry Pond - Potter
Mtn Rd parking 3.2
Potter Mtn Rd - Madden Rd parking 2.1
Madden Rd - Rounds Mtn - 1.65
Rounds Mtn - Mattison Hollow access - 6.28
Mattison Hollow access - SE Hollow access - 2.55
SE Hollow access -Berlin Mtn - 2.5
Berlin Mtn - Green Hollow access - 1.2
Green Hollow access - Petersburg Pass parking - 1.6
Petersburg Pass - Snow Hole - 2.75
Snow Hole - Pownal Overlook - .95
Pownal Overlook - Prosser Hollow access - 1.85
Prosser Hollow access - 346 - 2.1
4) What is the driving distance and time from Berry Pond to Rt. 346?
34 miles and about 1 hour
Directions will be
available Friday May 11th or you can request that I e-mail them to you sooner.
5) What does the finish on Rt 346 look like?
Is it a park, picnic area, trailhead parking lot?
HEAVEN!!! Just kidding. It is a small parking area where
club members helping out at the finish will park their cars. Participant cars
will be parked nearby on a wide shoulder of Rt 346.
6) Does anything "official" happen at the
finish; refreshments, finish board, etc.?
Applause, light refreshments, certificates and patches will
be handed out. There is a Stewart's about 3 miles away with gas, restrooms,
sandwiches and soup, etc.
Support for those running the event will not be guaranteed.
No dogs or other pets are allowed to participate.
Address to the entrance of the Pittsfield State
Forest (Berry Pond) for
camping Friday night and the start of the hike Saturday morning: