The new Glen consensus?
In 1964, proponents of developing Mount Greylock envisioned a full blown ski resort, complete with aerial tramway, along the lines of Vermont's Mount Mansfield. Plans for eighteen-hole golf courses and housing developments came and, mercifully, went. A consensus about the sanctity of Massachusetts' highest peak is growing, reflected in the proposal of the town of Adams for a modest environmental education facility, a campground and "a high quality lodging and meeting facility" at the trailhead to the other 95 percent of the Greylock Glen, at the base of the mountain. The upper slopes are not even mentioned in a development proposal prepared by the most pro-growth player in the Glen debate. The town's proposal deserves serious study, endorsed as it is by Mass. Audubon and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Perhaps a long overdue consensus is near.