Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Willard Brook State Forest, MA
Trails: Friends Trail, Butterscotch Trail, Rattlesnake Trail,
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Didn't see a lot, parked at a pull off about 5 minutes walk from trails. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well made signs and good blazing. Trails with signs didn't have blazes and were not on the state map - sometimes led to getting lost but the trails were in good condition.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few flitting around but not interested in human flesh. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a paper copy of the trail map!! So sorry. Saw anthropogenic artifacts including an old ladder and an old outhouse. 
Comments: Unknown hill, Willard Brook State Forest

Started off at Vinton pond. Took a bearing into the thicket near the pond. Crossed some abandoned forest roads and a forgotten outhouse. A short trip up the slope with more open woods and classic central MA hardwoods. A few nice pines at the hilltop. Came across a network of trails that aren't on the state map and subsequently disoriented me. All well maintained and pleasant, thanks to the work of a local outdoor club I presume. Altogether a wonderful few hours in solitude traveling around this unnamed hill through picturesque forest.
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Name: Curtis N 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-22 
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