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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Park roads, bushwhack, Fire Tower Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 1 or 2 cars at entrance gate off Rt. 12 or most park in large plowed lot off Beach Road. Nicely plowed out; little muddy yesterday; but no issue for any vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook running high but don't have to cross unless using Ridge Tr.. Several water bars melted out requiring a short hop. Looked like hiker had fallen through to 6-10" water spot in runoff while seeking an easier spot to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog friendly trails. Lots of poop despite poop bag dispenser near entrance.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snowshoes used Saturday with the warm temps. 16 hikers met; 16 barebooters (2 carrying shoes in their hands ??) Needless to say some postholes encountered on Sundays hike. Sunday firm enough for light traction but a very narrow monorail (6" or less in spots) in between 1-3 foot postholes on each side. Would've been more awkward with snowshoes. Great job by the two gals threading a path up higher through this avoiding these holes. Apologies to anyone using my reports as I haven't submitted NH hikes since Jan. 2 but I dislike submitting negative stuff such as this. Hopefully back submitting in March. From reports I've been seeing here and elsewhere I wonder what conditions would encourage snowshoe use--85" snow storm with 75 degree weather following. Time for me to stop whining and thank you to those out there breaking trail and submitting the very helpful reports afterwards for others. See you on the trails!!  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-26 
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