|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Greylock, MA|
||Cheshire Harbor Trail, Appalachian Trail, Rockwell Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 15, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Room for several cars in the Cheshire Harbor Trail parking area, at the end of West Mountain Rd. in Adams. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Only crossing was bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No major issues. |
|Lost and Found:
||The Cheshire Harbor Trail was pretty much devoid of snow and ice up to the bridge over the brook. To that point, it was quite wet in places, with a lot of mud and standing water. Beyond the bridge, to the AT, and to the summit via the AT, it was a mix of bare ground, monorail, spring snow, and ice. This mountain can be barebooted if you bypass the AT by walking the auto road to the top from the upper end of CHT, which we did on the way down. Otherwise, light traction is recommended.|
Chilly to start, but the skies were mostly clear with excellent views from all lookouts. Most clear day I've ever had on Greylock out of the four times I've hiked it.
Thanks to Riley P. for a fun hike, and congrats to him on US State High Point #6!
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.