|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Jay Peak - Middle Peak (Doll Peak), Jay Peak - West Peak, Jay Peak - North Peak, VT|
||Bushwhacks, Long Trail |
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 9, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The section of the Long trail we used was very hard to follow in deep snow conditions. |
|Lost and Found:
||Snow today varied from some soft breaking on the way up, to supportive but sticky spring snow, to slushy snow w/spruce traps. Breaking was never terrible, but at times difficult. Snowshoes are a must. |
From the ski area, we worked our way across the golf course, aiming for the Long Trail east of North Jay. We found fairly open woods up to the Long trail. Once we reached the LT, we found it very difficult to follow due to snow depth. After spending some time perplexed at each blaze, we resorted to bushwhacking towards the shoulder of N. Jay, though approximating the trial. Upon reaching the shoulder of north Jay, we worked our way towards Middle Jay. At first we stayed on trail, but as we ascended, it was hard to say when we were on trail. At the top of Middle Jay we made our way towards West Jay. The initial going was thick. The snow/slush loaded trees soaked us to the skin. We continued to follow the ridge, finding good openings as well as thicker sections (snow varied). We went over the several bumps finding some nice view ledges on the way up the main peak. The highpoint is recognized. We followed our tracks back and launched a bushwhack on the north peak. We found snow to be the same. We took openings and worked through occasional thicker stuff. Bryan notes that with the snow depths woods did not seem as tight as on a past summer visit. The highpoint is recognized. We took our tracks out.
||zporterColdRiverCampCook, bryan |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.