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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, Mt. Wilson, VT
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Skylight Pond Trail, Long Trail, Emily Proctor Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked near the intersection of USFS 59 and 54. Being in the parking lot was probably the riskiest part of our day. It was pure ice. Might be a good idea to put on light traction before you exit you vehicle! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Skylight Pond Trail has a few easily stepped crossings and one log bridged crossing. The Emily Proctor trail has dozens of small stepped crossing and one significant ice bridged crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are in good shape. We hiked out the Emily Proctor trail with Tim (bikehikeskifish) and Griffin (sp?). Tim cut a few small blowdowns away. All other blow downs were easy to step over or under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Griffin seemed to be enjoying the trails very much. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Skylight Pond trail was hard packed so we made good time using light traction. It was a mellow, beautiful walk through the glades. A short distance past the Long Trail junction we found some drifting and a breakable crust so we switched out to snowshoes. It was an easy accent up Bread Loaf which offers no views, no summit sign nor cairn. Descending into the col between Bread Loaf and Wilson we met up with Tim and Griffin who continued on to summit Bread Loaf as we went to summited Wilson. Wilson was also non remarkable but the beauty of the trails to these two summits makes up for what they lack in views. We hiked down the Emily Proctor Trail, switching back to light traction as the snow depth decreased and we were once again on hard pack. Tim who was kind enough to give a ride back to our car make for an unplanned car spotting.  
Name
Name: Slow and Steady, Steve (Spot) 
E-Mail
E-Mail: suzanneblackburn@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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