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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Holyoke, MA
Trails
Trails: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at main entrance lot along roadside. Portajohn available. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None at all  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well signed  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few  
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-07 
Link
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