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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Norwottock, Bare Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the DCR's Notch Visitor Center off MA 116 in Amherst Notch. Lots of spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Mixed bag of condtions today. Parts of the beginning and end of the M-M trail to Mt. Norwottock were snow free (although sometimes wet/muddy), but the middle sections had packed down spring snow, with a bit of frozen granular. As for the M-M Trail to Bare Mountain, the lower half was mostly snow covered, but the upper half was probably 90% snow free. Regardless, I'd recommend at least bringing light traction for either mountain, since there are steep snow-covered sections.

This was my first dabble in the Holyoke Range, and I was pleased. Good views from both Norwottock and Bare Mountain, and it also felt nice to not have to walk through feet of snow.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-18 
Link
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