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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Bolton Pond Trail, Balance Rock Trail, Old Indian Trail, Semelhena Trail, Link Trail, Mountain House Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: late day hike, found parking on side of Bolton Rd. by trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: a few tiny stream crossings on Bolton Pond were unbridged but nonissues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: superb 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one or two 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great trail for microspikes - 1-2 snow at base, maybe 3-4 inches up higher but well packed. So much easier than a month ago when it was all ice. The hubby wanted to avoid ice on upper Harrington although it didn't look too bad - so we used Link then Midstate on ascent, and roadwalked a piece on return to get directly to the upper Semelhena junction. Saw at least a dozen parties, most in spikes, 3/4 wearing masks. Barebooting is possible I suppose but exposed ice on some of the steeper sections suggest spikes are best (to me).

Minimal wind, great views, great day. So lovely to see an area in all seasons.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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