A tricky spot along the way-- you had to climb under a fallen tree and then squeeze through a crevice between two huge rocks:
A big-ass rock known as the Devil's Football, with Madame X's hiking partner (blurred to protect the innocent) for size comparison purposes. The freaky thing was standing on the downhill side of this-- it's like vertigo, you could swear it's about to roll over on you!
View of the Connecticut River from atop Mt. Holyoke:
And yes, there was some nice foliage: