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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Race, MA
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the AMC parking lot for the NW Camp just over the MA line into CT. We travelled south from MA on East Street to get to the parking log. Just south of the parking lot the road is blocked. At 9 am there were a couple cars parked south of the road block, one car in the NW Camp parking lot and a couple cars at the Mt Fissell trailhead opposite the NW Camp parking lot. At 2:30 pm the parking lots were overflowing with numerous cars parked along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: You can rock hop the river in Sages Ravine, but the rocks are 2" to 3" under water. You can rock hop the other crossings without getting your boots wet or they are bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most of the trail leading up to Mt Race is cover in leaves. The leaves have clogged some of the water bars so there is pooling of water in places that should have drained. There were no blow downs blocking the trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw several dogs on the trail. This is an easy hike for dogs with plenty of water along the trail for them. 
Bugs
Bugs: We actually saw some, but they never bothered us. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: We parked at the AMC NW Camp parking lot just into CT from MA. The trail/road down to the camp was pretty wet from the recent rain. Also the connecter trail from the camp to the AT trail was pretty wet in places. Once we were northbound on the AT, the trail was covered in a lot of leaves and wet, but it wasn't soaking wet. There wasn't much standing water in the trail. Despite the trail being covered in wet leaves, we didn't slip much. The river crossing in Sages Ravine can be rock hopped, but the water is flowing over the rocks. It is slippery so caution is needed because the crossing is also part of a small waterfall and you don't want to go over it.

It was a cool cloudy day, but we still had views once we got to the cliffs just south of Mt Race. We continued to the summit. We encountered a large cairn, but continued NB because we didn't think it was the summit of Mt Race. We didn't see any signs, but the summit does appear to be another tenth or two NB of that cairn. The views are well worth the hike and we saw a lot more people than we expected for this section of the AT. Sages Ravine is also pretty scenic too with several waterfalls.  
Name
Name: btausend 
E-Mail
E-Mail: btausend1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-29 
Link
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