Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Greylock, MA
Trails: Cheshire Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a small gravel parking area. People parked on the side of the road, but it narrows it to only one lane. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one major water crossing, which was crossed by a bridge, so no problems here. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All blowdowns have been cleared. There was some major drainage issues, especially in the mid section of the trail. There is a lack of placed rocks or pipes draining water off the trail. On the AT, there are sufficiently placed bog bridges, but there are none once you get off the AT. All signage was good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None, finally! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This trail was very wet, although it was raining this morning. On the higher terrain, some of the trees have lost most of their leaves, and combined with the water made them slippery and obscured rocks and roots underneath. There was a lot of wet rocks, mostly they were not slippery, but I would still be careful on the short slabs. There was a lot of excess water and mud. The mountain is not steep enough to have water flowing fast enough, so a lot of mud builds up.

Overall this hike was really easy. The AMC guidebook says it takes 3h 20min to climb up, but it only took me about 1h 45min. There are no steep sections, which is also contrary to the guidebook. The trail is mostly wide all the way to the AT, once they coincide, the trail is narrower, more like a foot path than a path for many activities. For the entire length, 3.1 miles, to the top, you follow a steady but easy grade up. You cross over no false summits or undulations. The summit is partially treed and there would be some views, but I was in the clouds today. There is a lookout tower-like structure at the top that is open. You can climb the stairs to the top, and on a clear day, you can see about 65 miles from there. Just south of summit along the Appalachian Trail, there is a small pond and a cabin that I think you stay at, you should check that first before you take my word for it though. Got to cross off state #4, for climbing the highest point in each of the 50 states - it's a slow goal. Happy trails!  
Name: Mountain Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-09 
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