Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wachusett Mountain, MA
Trails: Balance Rock Trail, Old Indian Trail, West Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at ski area lot #3 and took the shuttle bus, because others in my party were skiing at Wachusett.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Made a quick hike to the summit of Wachusett while others in my party were skiing for the afternoon. From the ski area parking lot, took Balance Rock Tr to Old Indian Tr, to West Side, back again on Old Indian Tr to the summit. Was mostly dry with some muddy areas, then gained some icy sections towards the summit. On the final push up Old Indian Tr to the summit, some of the steeper rocky sections were very icy and I donned my micro's. Others who were ascending/descending mostly bushwhacked alongside the trail to avoid the ice, although I did see a number of other people with micros as well. All in all a pleasant, relatively uneventful way to pass ~2 hrs. Was socked in at the summit unfortunately. Some snow flurries as I descended, they may have gotten 1/8" of natural snow.  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-06 
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