Hiking & Outdoors Group - Since 1977
Berkshire Knapsackers
Spring Events 2020 - Revised
  • Events will be limited to 10 people. 
  •  You must register with hike leader to attend. 
  •  The first 10 may participate. Over 10 will be put on a waiting list.
  • We will maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance between hikers. 
  • If you desires, you may wear a mask.

Saturday, June 13, 2020 – Sages Ravine and Mounts Race/Everett, Sheffield, MA
B.3.B: We will hike about 6.5 miles through Sages Ravine and over Mount Race and Mount Everett
on the AT. We will spot cars for this one-way trek. We will meet at the Mt. Everett State Reservation
parking area and leave cars here. We will then travel down to the parking area for the short
connecting trail to the AT. This is a dog friendly hike. Bring lunch and water.
Leave: 9:00 AM from the Mount Everett parking area.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Burbank Trail/Charcoal Trail, Richmond, MA
B.3.B: We will access two loops from the Olivia’s Overlook Parking. You are welcome to only do
one loop. The first we will do is the Burbank Trail of about 3.3 miles and 600 ft of elevation gain. We
can do the Baldhead Rd option for an extra 0.5 mi. The 2 nd loop will be the Charcoal Trail, 1.8 mi, 500
ft elevation gain.
Leave:  9:30AM from Olivia’s Overlook Parking, Richmond Mountain Rd, Richmond MA.
Leader:  Greg Shields, 518-248-2178 or greg_shields@outlook.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2020 – Kayak/Canoe Housatonic River, Pittsfield/Lenox, MA
Paddle casually down the Housatonic River from Fred Garner Park, Pomeroy Ave, Pittsfield, to
Decker Canoe Landing, New Lenox Rd (approx.. 2.5 hours).
Leave: 9:00AM from Fred Garner Park Canoe launch site. Transportation back to starting point is
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413-448-8359 (home), 339-222-7203 (cell) or dobojc@aol.com.

Sunday, June 21, 2020, - Mount Everett State Reservation, Egremont, MA
C.3.C: A nice hike to view the mountain laurel at Mt. Everett State Reservation. We will hike from the
Appalachian Trail crossing to the top of Mt. Everett and then around Guilder Pond.
Leave: 10:00 AM at the trail crossing, or 9:30 in the leader’s driveway near the Egremont Country
Club for car pooling.
Leader: Nancy King, 413-644-8873, or King2380@roadrunner.com.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Mount Tom, Holyoke, MA
B-3-B: We will hike about 7.5 – 8 miles in the Mt. Tom State Reservation. We will follow the Kay Bee
Trail, the DOC Trail, and the New England Trail to the summit and great views. We will head back on
the NET to Goat Peak and more views, and then return to the cars via the T. Bragg Trail. There may
be a $5 fee to enter the park. This is a dog friendly hike.
Leave: 10:00AM from parking lot near Bray Lake in the Mt. Tom reservation.
Leader: Julie Kraus, juliekraus77@gmail.com.

About Us​
Berkshire Knapsackers was founded in Sept 1977 by Kay Wood, Jack Murphy, Eric Teet, Stanley Wilk, Ann Fitz & Betty Conover. Kay Wood and Jack Murphy among others sent out requests to join and 60 members were signed up, many of whom are still members today. Activities the first year consisted of 21 hikes covering 132 miles. The original group celebrated their 10th anniversary in 1987 at the Audubon Society in Lenox, and their 25th anniversary at October Mountain Lake.

We currently have over 50 outings between September and June with more than 100 members, ranging in age from 20's to 80’s, who value healthy living and an appreciation of nature and the beauty of the Berkshires fostered by outdoor exercise in a social group setting. Outings consist of Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Kayaking & Biking as well as an annual New Years Day potluck.

We carry on their legacy with the original hiking club shaped into what it is today.

 In Memory of: 

Kay Wood, Tom Conry, Jack Murphy, Ted Thorne, Pat Plue 
Richard King, Bern Collins, Harry Oswain, Rudy Hoeltzel, Mike Monico