|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Norwottock, Bare Mountain, MA|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 18, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the DCR's Notch Visitor Center off MA 116 in Amherst Notch. Lots of spaces. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.