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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Greylock, MA
Trails
Trails: Bellows Pipe Trail, Thunderbolt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: On Google Maps, search for Bellows South Trailhead. It's the last parking lot (there are three) as you come up Gould Road from West Road. Entrance to trail is obvious. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very well maintained, good signage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice moderate hike. No snow at the start, about 3" at the top. A few muddy sections, but easily manageable if you wear boots. The last 20 minutes there was increasingly some ice below the snow. Where the trail crosses the car road 5 minutes from the top, we decided to walk up the road rather than chance the ice. (People coming down had warned us that this last bit was very slick.) By using the "road bypass", my buddy made it up & down without spikes with just a couple of minors slips. I put on spikes for the descent and was happy I brought them. We saw about 20 hikers -- it was easy to maintain appropriate social distance at all times. Weather was mixed sun & clouds -- nice enough to get the full "five states view."  
Name
Name: Marco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-11 
Link
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