Mt. Wachusett, October 2006.
Mt. Wachusett is a "monadnock" or isolated peak 2006 feet high, in central Massachusetts. It is thought to once have been considerably higher (20,000+ feet), and now is home to the largest area of Old Growth forest east of the Connecticut River.
It's a relatively easy hike, though one has to watch one's footing on the large rocks covering much of the trail for erosion control. The top is somewhat anticlimactic, since there's a road that goes all the way up, with a parking lot, etc. But the view is great, all the way back to Boston, since there's nothing as tall nearby.
Mt. Wachusett is also a (very modest) ski area, and so there is a chairlift, which we rode up and down after the hike.