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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks None, MA
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the pull off on Lake Buel Rd in Great Barrington MA. Enough room for 5 cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is low right now. Only one viable water source  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is good.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy section for dogs but, see notes below.  
Bugs
Bugs: One large ground wasp nest at the 2 mile mark from Lake Buel Rd. Heed the warnings and bushwhack around.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
 
Comments
Comments: My intent was to go from Lake Buel Rd to Mt Wilcox North Shelter for 6ish miles on the AT. Trail is really nice prior to the crossing at MA23/Beartown. Heading up from there a couple of tenth of a mile in is a pair of old trekking poles, 50 feet up from there is a large ground wasp nest in the trail. Enter a bushwhack here and go around it. Isis and I were not so lucky. I was stung 4 times and Isis was stung once. We took the bushwhack around as I needed to get off trail at this point. My hope is to go up trail and then head south to cover the miles I missed.  
Name
Name: Mouse and Isis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rachel_kowalsky@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-08 
Link
Link: http://sghnh48.blogspot.com/2017/10/lake-buel-rd-great-barrington-ma-to.html 
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