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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Race, Mt. Everett, MA
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Guilder Pond Loop, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About ten cars at Mt Washington State Forest HQ lot when I got back around noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor crossing of Bear Rock Stream, no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I don't remember seeing any dogs today. These trails would be fine for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I packed out a few pieces of trash - candy wrapper, coffee cup. 
 
Comments
Comments: Day 2 of 2-day trip: Left Laurel Ridge Campsite around 8:00. Although it had cleared up overnight, it was cloudy and foggy again in the morning. Went out to the cliff by Bear Rock Stream, which would be an awesome place to camp with a great sunrise, but camping is not allowed there (there were two people camping there, however). Not a great view today because of the clouds, but the colors were nice down low. The approach to Mt Race is a great ridge walk, but there were no views to speak of due to the fog, and no views from the summits of Mt Race or Mt Everett either. The climb up Everett is steep, and it rained lightly off and on during the morning. The wet rocks and slippery leaves made it treacherous in places (I took one fall). The loop around Guilder Pond is nice, with a beautiful hemlock forest on one side. Even the road walk back to the State Forest lot was nice.  
Name
Name: BC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jbcunningham04@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-25 
Link
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