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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails
Trails: Mountain House Trail, Bicentennial Trail, Loop Trail, Old Indian Trail, West Side Trail, Semuhenna Trail, Harrington Trail, Stage Coach Trail, Echo Lake Trail, High Meadow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The main visitor parking lot (28 spaces) was full at 11am, and so was the lot just north at the Donbrowo Trailhead, so we drove south on Mountain Rd. and found parking along the road by the Mountain House Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None worth mentioning 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many happy dogs on the trails. Dogs must be leashed at MA state forests and state parks, of which this is one. 
Bugs
Bugs: Some small bugs, not biting/stinging, but still slightly annoying to have flying near your mouth 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: When going southwest on Harrington Trail, instead of bearing left onto Stage Coach Trail, we continued and then turned left at an unmarked intersection onto a trail leading east up the hill to a road which rejoins Stage Coach Trail after going underneath a wind turbine. The turbine blades were rotating fast, so walking under them was slightly unnerving (possibly even dangerous if there were ice on them, which was not the case in today's 60 F weather) - it probably would have been better to have traversed the full length of Stage Coach Trail, starting at its northern end.

Echo Lake Trail was attractive; Echo Lake itself was full of small amphibians! Salamanders?  
Name
Name: mathbp 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-23 
Link
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