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“Sunrise Hike with the pup”
Review of Monument Mountain

Monument Mountain
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Owner description: Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley.
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went on a hike during "mud season" with the pup, watched the sunrise over the hills. This is a great hike for families, but you'll want to take the long way around. Easy terrain on the one side, more difficult on the other.

1  Thank JennyNSus
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

There is more than one way to climb a mountain. And if you take one option - the steeper more direct route - - you will be afforded a glimpse of a waterfall (from the parking lot and facing the mountain, go to the right). The other way is more gradual, more easygoing - - and there are different routes within this route. (This is to the left from the parking lot).

No matter which way you go, some "climbing" is necessary. No, not ropes and bungees. Just some steep rocks that require some navigating. There are no bathrooms here. But there are tons of trees off the paths (wink). People do bring their kids here. Take extra care to keep them close when you're at the top. It is a steep and sudden drop and they haven't any guardrails. Also, it is a long walk - - you may need frequent breaks or to carry them.

It's worth the trouble, however. It's BEAUTIFUL up there. You can see for miles. And it's a different kind of high to see hawks circling beneath you. If you're a literary buff, it is said that BFF's Hawthorne & Melville have been here.

3  Thank Buskahhh
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great family hike. Not that difficult of a hike and has great views from the summit. There is an easy trail that circles around the backside then 2 others that are a little steeper. There is a rock summit with lots of places to lounge and take in the view.

1  Thank gasherbrum
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The hike up wasn't too challenging, though still good exercise for a walk through the woods. It was a relatively quick and easy way to experience a great view. The top was slightly nerve racking as some of the spots to stand on the rocks are quite small. The nearby 'pulpit' was adventuresome, and scary as it is a straight drop down! I would like to go back in warmer weather and do it again.

1  Thank shywindows
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Due to the weather & trampled snow the difficult route to the top was slippery.
Ice grippers recommended.
Views were worth it.
Fun, short hike.

1  Thank Tired_Legs_From_NJ
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