|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bare Mountain, Mt. Hitchcock, MA|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked on side street lot around the corner from
The Notch Visitors Center whose lot was full. I thought I read that the state placed portajohns there which was not the case. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great shape |
||Saw a few including two who didn’t get along but thankfully were leashed |
||A few mosquitos when you stopped - I used my new favorite Ranger Ready which worked fine |
|Lost and Found:
||Good training day. Bare and Hitchcock were small and with limited views But had a few scree slopes to keep it interesting. We marched on to two or three more little Sisters as far as where we stopped last week - unnamed peak marked 897’ on the state park map. Officially I think this was 6.6 mi RT/1100 gain although with the numerous PUDs I counted 1650’ gain.|
Made it in time for Barstow’s fabulous drive thru ice cream again.
The views are better when you hike eastward from Skinner State Park to the Summit House vs our westward path, but it was a lovely workout with manageable crowds.
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.