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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bald Peak, October Mountain Shelter, MA
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Washington Mountain Rd and the crossing there.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One major by October Mountain shelter is easy to cross. All others are rock hoppable. This will change as the melt picks up.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blow downs obscuring the trail near Bald Peak.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This is a tough time of year for dogs. Lots of deep sections that they seem to sink into. Watch for cuts and the potential to tear muscles.  
Bugs
Bugs: They're back! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
 
Comments
Comments: With 4 hikes now left until I leave for some southern hikes, I was dealign with Spring conditions today. Lots of rotten snow and water. Slow going but still had a good day out there. Enjoying the trail through Massachusetts.  
Name
Name: Mouse and Isis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rachel_kowalsky@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-14 
Link
Link: http://sghnh48.blogspot.com/2018/04/washington-mountain-rd-to-bald-top-peak.html 
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