All this lovely weather has me itching to get out, and in respect of the Green Mountain Club's trail rules, I'm looking to head south to Mass. This being a less than fully formed plan, I have a few questions.
1. How are the trails in Mass right now? Any snow over 6 inches? Ice that would need traction?
2. Anyone have experience parking at either Jug End rd or South Egremont rd? I've never left my car anywhere but VT, so will it be safe for a few days to a week there?
3. Has anyone used the BRTA bus to get around in western MA? It's listed in last year's AT Guide, but I'm trying to figure out if it works well for hikers.
4. Are there any hostels/hiker services that are open this time of year? I'm going to assume their all closed unless someone knows they're year-round.
Trying to throw together a kind of last minute plan, because the weather's been just too good to waste.