|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Holyoke, MA|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 7, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at main entrance lot along roadside. Portajohn available. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None at all |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Well signed |
||saw a few |
||Few mosquitos and black flies but the breeze kept them at bay, although the one in our party wearing shorts needed bug spray almost immediately |
|Lost and Found:
||Mt. Holyoke + Two Sisters|
Fabulous get-back-in-hiking shape trail with lovely views west to the Berkshires across the Connecticut and up to Monadnock. Summit House remained closed (portajohns in parking lot) but had enjoyed the nice views from the porch. Busy trail with plenty of fellow hikers but most wore masks and it was easy to socially distance. We only went as far as the 2nd “Sister” outcropping marked “897” on the state park map after Taylor’s Notch headed East, a little after the Black Rock/Lithia Overlook trail break off - I couldn’t convince the others to go further - but the many pointless ups and downs gave the legs some work. Can’t wait to come back and meet the rest of the Seven Sisters, and do Mt. Hitchcock and Bare Mtn as the next trek. Also I was glad I downloaded a GPS-enabled map into Maplets app prior to the hike.
Not to be missed: Barstow’s Creamery for ice cream post-hike. Salted caramel with mini PB cups. Yum.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.