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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bare Mountain, Mt. Hitchcock, MA
Trails
Trails: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Parker Trail, Northside Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Notch Visitor Center at 10am and lot was half full. Returned and lot was more full, but still some spots at 230. Portapotties available at visitor center, building closed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good shape. This trail system is a little confusing using both intersection signs in some places, and numbered intersections only in others. Not hard to stay on course, but maybe of note for other hikers 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice day in the Holyoke hills. Went over Bare and Hitchcock for a quick hike in the snow to hopefully try out some snowshoes. Trails are nice and snowy. M-M trail is packed and spikes are perfect for ascent up the few steep spots. Went down Parker trail and put on snowshoes here. Partly for snow depth but mostly for fun. Trail only had a couple recent foot prints since the last snow. Snow depth about 9", thinner in some spots down low i the woods off the ridge. Kept snow shoes on down the Northside trail until meet up at the resevior then barebooted rest of way.

For the number of cars in lot, only saw a couple other small groups or pairs on the trail. There's a large trail network so plenty of space for all.

Even though the summit heights arent anything to write home about, the up and down nature of the ridge still gets a workout in.  
Name
Name: jd 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-14 
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