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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Greylock, MA
Trails
Trails: Cheshire Harbor Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room at the trailhead parking area at the end of West Mountain Rd. in Adams. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only crossing was made via footbridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lot of erosion in places on the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Otherwise, no issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great hike for dogs- easy grades, water not an issue- but with all this ice, watch your furry friends carefully. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ice was the name of the game today. Not a whole lot of snow, and some standing/running water, minor mud, and wet trail down low, but the vast majority of the Cheshire Harbor Trail and the section of the AT we took was covered in ice. Some sections of ice were covered in a thin layer of unpacked snow, which made us really watch where we walked. Some rather large ice flows on the AT as well. The summit proper was mostly snow free. Light traction will get the job done, but traction wouldn't be overkill in a few spots. Choose your poison.

This was my third time hiking the Massachusetts high point, and the first time for my friend Chad, who is at 5/50 for state HPs after this hike. A cold but not frigid hike, and great views were had from the top. Only saw one other person the whole time.

Thanks to Chad P. for a fun hike!  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-03 
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