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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Jim Dwyer, probably enough for 3-4 cars on the right. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems, all minor crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blowdowns to duck under. Watch for the 2 maple sapping crossings down low, both can be ducked under. Minor area of boiler plate ice just before the Long Trail junction 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Too cold for pups today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Jerusalem is in great shape well blazed (blue) and easy to follow. Lots of maple sap lines down low as the trail cuts through private property, use care. Ice is under the new powdered snow so traction is recommended. Used snowshoes all day, very useful along the ridge (LT) but light crampons would be fine too. Minor area where you pop out to the ski trail, stay to the right along the edge to avoid the downhillers. Missed the trail along the ridge only once but quickly backtracked. Tough to see the LT white markers on snow covered trees but was able to follow postholes and picked it up again. No views on a very cold and windy day but congrats to Wildpeaks for his NE67 finish!  
Name
Name: Pucknuts61 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-04 
Link
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