"Wachusett", (also spelled "Wachuset", "Watchusett", and "Watchuset") is a word derived from the Algonquian languages such as Nipmuc and Wompanoag, still spoken by the Native Americans of Massachusetts and is believed to approximate "near the mountain" or "mountain place".
Mount Wachusetts is the highest mountain in Massachusetts. From the top we could see all around the state.
It wasn't an easy climb for ladies in their 70's. It was all rocks. At first, I thought the trail had a landslide. It looked like an avalanche of rocks. But that was the trail. It was strenuous, but we did it, slowly by step by step.