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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wachusett, MA
Trails
Trails: Bicentennial Trail, Mountain House Trail, Harrington Trail, Semuhenna Trail, West Side Trail, Old Indian Trail, Pine Hill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Free parking at the State Park Visitor Center. There is also free parking at the Balance Rock Trailhead (ski area parking lot) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I only crossed one significant stream, on Semuhenna, and it was hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good shape. Blazing was OK but the color scheme does not match the description in the brochure. All this year, the upper section of the West side trail has had a few persistent puddles. Not sure if it's a just a wet year or if they are now a feature of that portion of the trail. The southern section of the semuhenna also featured a large mud puddle that I went into up to my ankle.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I did not encounter any dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Bicentennial, upper Mountain House, upper Harrington, southern portion of Semuhenna, upper portions of West Side and Old Indian trails, Pine Hill trail.

I witnessed the sunrise as I was headed up the Loop trail / Mountain house trail. I summited at 7:20 and had the summit to myself for twenty minutes. On my first descent I finally stopped to check out Josti's Vista on the Harrington trail. It was well worth it. The West side trail between the semuhenna and the Old Indian was very wet/muddy (as per usual). After a second visit to the summit I headed down the Pine Hill trail. The stone work is amazing, it looks like some new rock was added. I stopped in to the visitor center, I didn't realize it was open year round (except holidays).  
Name
Name: Big Will 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-28 
Link
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