Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Race, Mt. Everett, MA
Trails: Race Brook Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars in the paved pull-off at the Race Brook Falls trailhead, located on the western side of MA route 41, about two and a half miles north of the MA/CT line. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One crossing near the campsites was crossed using a footbridge, but all other crossings were rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some debris on the upper part of Race Brook Trail, as well as the Appalachian Trail toward Race and Everett. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Where did winter go? The temperature was higher than normal for this time of year, and the hike was almost completely snow and ice free. Conditions were unusually wet, almost like what I'd find in spring- there were some decently big areas of standing water and mud, and both the lower and upper tiers of Race Brook Falls were roaring. Needless to say, my microspikes got a free ride, but with the incoming sub-freezing temps, I'd still recommend bringing them or some other form of traction.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-29 
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