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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Watatic, Nutting Hill, MA
Trails
Trails: Wapack Trail, Midstate Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At 11;30 a.m., parking lot was full with about 10 cars. Same when I returned at 2:30. Note there are numerous "No Parking" signs along Rt. 119 but there is a small road directly across from the trailhead parking where cars park on the weekends. It's narrow so move over as far as possible. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Just beyond parking lot, water from wetlands is flowing well across the trail. Board bridge keeps your feet dry. Just beyond that, small brook before large split boulder was also running, but an easy step across on some rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails look good w.r.t blow downs and drainage on the Wapack trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 4 dogs which were placed on leashes by owners as I passed. 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost and found box at trailhead kiosk is full. Just beyond parking lot, found a single insulated mitten. Between Watatic and Nutting Hill is a blue sweatshirt hanging on a branch next to the trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lot was very full for a weekday. People generally kept their distance and controlled their dogs, which was appreciated. Weather was perfect, warm in the sunshine with lots of small cumulous clouds floating by at the summit. No bugs at all. Not much mud on the climb up. Lots of mud between Nutting Hill and the parking lot....the trail is basically a flowing stream. Tried not to walk on the embankment and add to the ever increasing erosion.

Did notice a tot more trash than usual. Plastic bags full of dog poop, empty water bottles, used kleenex etc. Never have understood why folk who want to enjoy nature and the outdoors would themselves pollute it!  
Name
Name: Robert Nick 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjnick@charter.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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