Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Moose Hill, Buck Hill, MA
Trails: Midstate Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 20, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We got dropped off in Charlton at the Mass Pike bridge (where we left off last time) and then got picked up at Rt 68 in North Rutland a couple of days later. Plenty of parking at Rt 68 and Intervale Road for anyone needing it. Thanks for the shuttle Ray, love you Raymo.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: On part of the trail north of Rt 9 in Spencer, some machete-wielding vandal idiot has slashed and broken a number of the yellow plastic triangles. About a half mile or so south of Barre Falls dam there is a huge oak blowdown that is right on top of the trail, in fact the trunk crosses it twice. Best way around this is to climb over the adjoining stone wall and go around it that way. Not a good candidate for climbing over or under. Also a little further south there is a 12 inch pine blowdown that can be crawled over. Somewhere in this general area, maybe a little further south there is a need for brushing. Otherwise trail in decent shape. It doesn't look like it has had much traffic yet this season.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitoes and black flies were out and at times abundant. Keep moving. DEET helps some. A few ticks also. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 3 day trek from Charlton to North Rutland. Stayed at the Sibley Farm Tentsite (beautiful place and well cared for) and at the Long Pond Shelter. (also well cared for). Thanks to Lone Wolf for a great trip....And thanks again Raymo.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-20 
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