Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails: Carriage Road, Harrington Trail, Jack Frost Trail, Mountainhouse Trail, Lower Link Trail, Upper Link Trail, High Meadow Trail, Echo Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on side of Westminster Road, plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen or easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails well marked, few blow down patches here and there. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a few happy pups out enjoying the trail. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day for a jaunt up Wachusett. Trails pretty well packed, most folks in Katoolahs or snowshoes, didn't see too many bare boots. Did a varied loop up Carriage Road to Harrington, hopped over to Jack Frost via Lower Link. Steep section up Jack Frost before junction with High Meadow was broken and packed but a bit icy here and there, nothing major. Continued up Jack Frost over to Mountainhouse, took off on Upper Link back over to Harrington to hit Josti's Vista with great views. Harrington pretty icy but packed and good with microspikes. Soaked in some views at the summit which was surprisingly quiet given the amount of cars at the trailhead and made my way back down Mountainhouse. Jumped off at Jack Frost and took High Meadow down. One very icy little steep pitch down High Meadow that looked like people had opted to go around. Still not bad with spikes and being careful. Hit Echo Lake back to the lot. Maybe an hour and 45 trip total.  
Name: nsidla 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-24 
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