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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Berlin Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Berlin Pass Trail, Taconic Crest Trail, Class of '33 Trail, old Williams College ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I had the place to myself, but the old dirt lot for the ski area would accommodate many vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Berlin Pass Trail has some rough, muddy sections but is in good shape, with recent vehicle tracks even. Taconic Crest Trail a breeze - great shape. The AMC Guide says the old Williams College ski trails aren't maintained, but it seemed otherwise. Very steep in places, however, slowing my pace. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A few flies etc. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Don't take either of the somewhat more obvious woods roads at the west end of the lot. The Berlin Pass Trail is a less obvious woods road that heads north from the middle of the north side of the lot, before turning west to climb to the Pass.

The glowing description of the views from Berlin Mtn., appearing even in the new (10th) Ed. of the AMC Mass. Guide, is seriously obsolete. They have largely grown in, especially to the west.  
Name
Name: Amicus 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mcsamicus@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-29 
Link
Link: http://amicus.smugmug.com/Hiking/2016/North-Berkshires-Williamstown/ 
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