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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wachusett, MA
Trails
Trails: Harrington Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on the side of Westminster Rd. in Princeton. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs, but prepare for them to get quite dirty, as the trail was chock full of mud and standing water. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Harrington Trail was a mess, at least down low. Between the Semuhenna Trail and the summit of Wachusett, trail conditons were mostly wet ground/rock with some traces of snow/ice. From the trailhead to the Semuhenna Trail, though, there was an obscene amount of mud, slush, wet ice, and standing/running water. If you hike Wachusett this way, prepare to get wet.

I wore microspikes from the trailhead to the Semuhenna Trail, then barebooted from there to the top. Reverse going down. With care, though, this trail can be barebooted.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-25 
Link
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