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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bare Mountain, Mt. Hitchcock, MA
Trails
Trails: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great shape  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few including two who didn’t get along but thankfully were leashed 
Bugs
Bugs: A few mosquitos when you stopped - I used my new favorite Ranger Ready which worked fine  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-14 
Link
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