Had a day off work and nowhere to be so I planned on a full day of hiking. The coolest air of the season has been moving in over the last day, so I threw on an extra layer and headed out early. Found myself in the southern Berkshires, and Great Barrington to start. Figured a cloudy, cool, Wednesday morning would be a good day to head up Monument Mountain. A Berkshire favorite, this trail sees constant foot traffic throughout the year, so there's not a lot of good times to enjoy any solitude here. Sure enough there were half a dozen cars at the trailhead, but I only ran into a couple of people along the trail. Temps were only in the mid to upper 40's so it was great walking weather. Much of the mountain is made up of rock. From rocky trails to rock face cliffs, it is certainly a rocky area.
There are several water crossings along the trail. Here is a nice footbridge crossing Lee Pond Brook.