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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Pine Hill Trail, Mountain House Trail, Bicentennial Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Visitor Center. The lot was almost empty although the Visitor Center was open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail blazes on Mountain House Trail are faint, causing some confusion about which direction the trail went. However, the trail does not make any sharp turns, so choosing the most straight path is usually correct. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw half a dozen dogs on the trail having a great time!  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascended on Pine Hill Trail and descended via Mountain House and Bicentennial

Beautiful winter wonderland! The tree branches were coated in ice after the storm on Monday. The trails are covered in a few inches of snow, but there is not very much ice. We used microspikes for most of the hike. You could probably manage without them, but you would have to move more slowly.  
Name
Name: Miriam 
E-Mail
E-Mail: miriamaharonaglasgow@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-03 
Link
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