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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks June Mountain, East Mountain, Tom Leonard Shelter, MA
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked over night at Jug End Rd and had no issues.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There is no water until Tom Leonard Shelter... At the shelter, you need to climb down into he ravine to get it. Everything is dry so disregard AWOL and use Guthooks App. Notes are accurate. There is one water cache prior to climbing to the view points.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: THERE IS NO WATER. IF YOU ARE GOING OUT FOR AN EXTENDED TIME, BRING ENOUGH FOR YOUR DOG AND YOURSELF. Trail is flat with a mild elevation gain up tot he ledges and ridge.  
Bugs
Bugs: Gnats! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone lost their skivvies close tot he shelter. 
 
Comments
Comments: A weekend out to Tom Leonard Shelter in Egremont MA... Flat trail to start through farm land and other low land sights. Very hot in the early fall weather. NO WATER so, I had 4 Liters packed. The elevation seems minimal but you climb rather steeply and quickly without switchbacks. At the shelter, there are two tent platforms... One has a view while the other has hooks for guy lines... Choose well. There is also a resident porcupine who loves to chew on the salty wood around the shelter and will chew guy lines. The trip back the next day was a lot quicker but still hot. I ended up getting a liter of water from the guys next to me and that didn't last to the Cache down low... Great section of trail though and very quiet.  
Name
Name: Mouse and Isis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rachel_kowalsky@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-24 
Link
Link: http://sghnh48.blogspot.com/2017/09/june-mountain-east-mountain-tom-leonard.html 
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