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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Northfield Mountain - South Peak, Adams Mountain, Rice Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked on a pull-off on Rt. 100, just south of North Hollow Road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We walked a very short distance on North Hollow Road, prior to launching a bushwhack on the Northfield/Adams col. The ground was bare initially, with patches of snow. We started up steeply in hardwoods that were a little tight at times, but never bad. About a third of the way to the ridge, snowshoes became viable and preferred. We hit the ridge a little ways up on the Northfield side. We followed the ridge up to Northfield in exclusively open woods, enjoying occasional views. Snowshoes were essential on the ridge. The highpoint is recognized.

We followed our tracks to the col, and then began to follow the ridge towards Adams. The woods got a bit tighter, however, we enjoyed some nice view ledges to the east. Shortly after the ledges, we arrived at the recognized highpoint. We worked our way down Adams, towards Rice, in open woods to include a glade with amazing 180 degree+ views. The woods on the way to Rice were fairly open and we made use of a cut path near the recognized highpoint. To return, we followed our tracks back to the Rice/Adams col. and dropped off to the west. We tried to slab, but the going was a bit thick and steep, so we had to loose some elevation prior to making much southerly headway. Snowshoes quickly became inappropriate due to the amount of bare ground. We soon reached better terrain and began to slab and work our way back to 100. We came out at the road at a steep gorge and walked back to the car.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook, bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-14 
Link
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