First time on Mt. Greylock this winter--plan was to get to the top and see how I felt, with the thought that perhaps a couple of climbs might be good. LOL, little did I realize how out of shape I am. The lower climbs, even some of the steeper ones were tolerable, but Thunderbird? No way. I could barely move and had to take numerous breaks to catch my breath.
Once on the top, I just decided to take the Gould Trail back to my car parked on Gould Road. That trail was pretty icy in spots, so eventually I just got on the good snow off the trail and bushwhacked downhill until I saw some ski/snowshoe tracks and just followed them down. Came out pretty close to Gould Farm, so I knew where I was. The downhill running, on snow, was pretty nice since the shock was minimized.
A couple of years ago, when I was doing Greylock a lot, I could easily climb up the Thunderbolt without stopping, so I have a bit of work to do to get back to that kind of ability.
The trails were a bit icy in spots: