Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails: Bolton Pond Trail, Semuhenna Trail, Old Indian Trail, Mountain House Trail, Jack Frost Trail, Lower Link, Harrington Trail, Link Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked along Bolton Rd at the Bolton Pond TH--only car there upon arrival and departure. This is the lowest elevation TH on the mountain. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Just some seeps here and there that were avoidable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful bluebird day, with a little wind on top. Trails were primarily hard packed snow, with some smooth ice here and there, and some exposed rocks/roots once in awhile. Used my new IceTrax V5 Hex Ice Cleats, which worked fine on all the surfaces encountered, including coming down the steep section of Jack Frost, which had a lot of bare rock. But I did not ascend the steep section of Harrington, as it looked like a more aggressive traction may be may be needed there, given the ice flow at the start of the steeps. During six miles of hiking, including two trips to the summit to get in 1600 feet of elevation gain, I only saw one other hiker--I enjoyed having the trails to myself.  
Name: RonK 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-15 
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