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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: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking Lot closed. Some parking across street down road. Please respect no parking signs on Route 119. About 4 cars at 6:30 a.m. 10+ at 10 a.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy hop across stream near split boulder. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of well behaved pooches. 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost and found at kiosk was full of mostly hats. nothing on the trail itself. 
 
Comments
Comments: Started around 6:30 a.m. Met a few folks coming back from a sunrise hike to the summit. Everyone keep a minimum of 6 ft separation as they passed in compliance with COVID-19 headlines and two hikers were wearing masks. There was some snow when we started but traction was not needed if you kept your eyes to the trail and looked for black ice, especially in the ledges up around Evans marker. Could see the Boston skyline. Returning via Nutting hill, there was a bit of snow in the col between Watatic and Nutting but it was rapidly melting as the temperature rose above 40 F. Lot of mud after Nutting, especially where the Wapack trail turns to the north. Great morning to spend with the wife and enjoyed a concert of woodpeckers on the Nutting Hill summit.  
Name
Name: Robert Nick 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjnick@charter.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-19 
Link
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