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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wachusett, MA
Trails
Trails: Mountain House Trail, Jack Frost Trail, High Meadow Trail, Echo Pond Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a lot across the road with room for several cars and enough space on the side of the road near the trailhead. Limited parking near gate at Echo Lake Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some large blowdowns on High Meadow Trail. Good signage and blazes. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many well-behaved dogs were there. Make sure you carry water for them on hot days. 
Bugs
Bugs: One mosquito. Several lovely butterflies on the summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pretty, maybe a little hot for some people (not me). Breeze kept bugs at bay. Mtn House is a rocky trail with a lot of nice hardwood trees. Spent a long time on the summit, nice koi pond (I would recommend the state make the signs a little bigger so parents notice and restrain young children from throwing rocks in. While it may be fun (and not just for kids) a stone could connect with one of the koi. Summit is wide open enough so that social distancing is manageable. Trees are getting taller, some of the views are obstructed, observation tower not open right now.

Took the Jack Frost Trail down. More solitude on this one and there is a flat area that goes through a beautiful evergreen section. Loved it! At the junction took the High Meadow. A nice bench looks across this meadow with its small orchard, actually the view is better here. Would have sat down to enjoy it, but this is where the ominous skies opened up! Trail reenters the woods and comes out at a pretty little pond, also with a nice bench. Took the gravel Echo Pond Road out to the road, from here it was a 5 minute walk back to the car. There is parking at the Echo Lake Gate, but very limited.  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-07 
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