|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Greylock, MA|
||Cheshire Harbor Trail, Appalachian Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, March 3, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of room at the trailhead parking area at the end of West Mountain Rd. in Adams. |
||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 |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The only crossing was made via footbridge. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Lot of erosion in places on the Cheshire Harbor Trail. Otherwise, no issues. |
||Great hike for dogs- easy grades, water not an issue- but with all this ice, watch your furry friends carefully. |
|Lost and Found:
||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!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.