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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stowe Pinnacle, VT
Trails
Trails: Stowe Pinnacle Trail, Pinnacle Meadows Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot off Upper Hollow Road and Pinnacle Meadows lot were both in great shape.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large branch in trail leaning against tree which could be difficult removal on lower Stowe Pinnacle Tr.. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nice trails for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After a nasty fall on Elmore Mt. yesterday I needed trails that wouldn't require too much upper body usage. Up Stowe Pinnacle Tr. and down the Pinnacle Meadows Tr. worked out well. Lower part of SPT was quite bony with increasing amounts of ice. The steeps below the Meadow jct. and above it had quite a bit of hard ice which could be avoided with the wide trail bed. Above the steeps an enjoyable smoothly packed trail with little ice went to the top. Trail tracked out towards the ridge as well. Pinnacle Meadows Tr. was more smooth ice free trail. Used microspikes all day; more aggressive traction may be preferred when descending. Much less snow here than on Elmore a little to the north.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-12 
Link
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