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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wachusett, MA
Trails
Trails: Mountain House Trail, Bicentennial Trail, High Meadow Trail, Echo Lake Road, Administration Road, Stagecoach Road, Stagecoach Trail, Harrington Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 20, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the Mountain House trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Harrington Trail has five bridges and one small seep. Mountain House Trail has a step-across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There were some nice four-legged friends on the trails today. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooting is possible, but light traction is a better idea. I put snowshoes on briefly at the end of the Stagecoach Trail near the Stagecoach Road and the windmills; this part was looser and postholed. Soon enough the trail became packed like all the other ones, so the snowshoes weren't really worth the bother. The upper Harrington Trail has a lot of ice, but it was softening by early afternoon and people were creating alternate routes around the ice. The Mountain House Trail is much snowier, with a bit of slush.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-20 
Link
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