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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wachusett, MA
Trails
Trails: Bolton Pond Trail, Balance Rock Trail, Old Indian Trail, Semulhena Trail, West Side Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at 2:30 pm and the turnout adjacent to the trailhead was well-plowed for parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Heavy ice flows at the bottom of Bolton Pond Trail require care. Amazing given the temps that several streamlets there were still marshy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A single black glove was left on a tree about halfway up Semulhena 
 
Comments
Comments: So glad we didn’t wimp out and stay home. The late day start made it warm and the trail is a packed highway perfect for spikes, so the brisk pace could further rev the engine. Minimal wind and the pinkness of the setting sun behind the silhouette of the Monadnocks escorted us home - as did a hazy yellow full moon as we neared the car.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-16 
Link
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