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Stony Ledge

An article in the Globe on Massachusetts trails describes Stony Ledge (apparently a major venue for Mountain Day activties):

Mountain views: Roaring Brook/Stony Ledge Loop, Lanesborough

Stony Ledge is a group of rocky cliffs with views of Mount Greylock’s summit, the highest in the state (3,491 feet), and the V-shaped wedge of trees on its slopes called The Hopper. From the parking lot on Roaring Brook Road, a 20-minute drive south of Williamstown, follow the path along the right side of the brook. Cross the stream three times until you reach a point where the Roaring Brook and Stony Ledge trails split. Choose the less ardu ous Roaring Brook trail.

Climbing more than a 1,000 feet through a forest of hemlocks, spruces, yellow birches, and beeches, the trail finally reaches Sperry Road. A left on this gravel road through a campground leads to Stony Ledge. From the rocks, you can see the War Memorial atop Greylock and The Hopper’s velvety carpet of trees.

Three hours round trip; moderate to strenuous. From Williamstown, follow Route 7 south past the Route 43 junction. Look for a small wooden sign at the left-hand side of Route 7 indicating the Roaring Brook Trail. This is Roaring Brook Road. Turn left; a small parking lot is on the left

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#1 Comment By ’10 On July 13, 2008 @ 10:47 am

The Stony Ledge climb is “moderate to strenuous”? I’d hate to hear what the Globe thinks of Greylock, or heaven forbid, Washington.

#2 Comment By Ken Thomas ’93 On July 16, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

Tech note on “republication” of content, and Google:

Yesterday, this node of information was the first result via Google for the search “Stony Ledge is a group of rocky cliffs with views of Mount Greylock’s summit, the highest in the state (3,491 feet), and the V-shaped wedge of trees on its slopes called The Hopper.”

Today, it does not appear in the top results.

You’ve been sandboxed!

As the newest publication, Google appears to have a slight advantage to the information yesterday.

However, it is likely that on re-examination of the material, Google noticed that ephBlog’s version was duplicate of the Globe’s, and ‘sandboxed’ ephBlog as a copycat publisher.

If the value of any page on the web can be measured by “PageRank”– that’s Larry Page— what is the term for the ratio of content in a site’s (Google) sandbox to non-sandboxed content?

#3 Comment By Ken Thomas ’93 On July 16, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

*appears to have given…

(SM is not the only -slexic typist here).

#4 Comment By Soph Mom On July 16, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

Laughing ‘with you’, not ‘at you’, Ken. :-P

Actually, my typing isn’t really my problem. It’s, well…other abilities (or lack thereof). But I can’t take all the blame…the ‘linking system’ is working oddly on EB lately…really…(?!)