Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Watatic, MA
Trails: Wapack Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ice when we arrived at 9:45a but was muddy at 11:45 when we got back down. There were a couple of cars early on but the parking lot was full at noon with cars parking along the street. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Planks covered with ice/snow walkable at pond beginning of the trail & 2 small streams easy to rock hop / leap 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of people with their dogs 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: One probably could attempt it without microspikes but I was thankful to have them as the lower part of the trail was straight ice where the snow had turned to slush and refroze over night. Actually most people we passed throughout the morning had spikes on of some sort. Once the trail turned the corner to run along the stone wall the conditions got much better. Still well packed crunchy snow/slush but not the ice. Soft snow at the summit but rocks were exposed to rest and hang out. The lower part of the trail was softening as we came down. Beautiful hike given the crazy February temperatures.  
Name: Emily 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-24 
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