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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Madonna Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lot #2 right off Vt Rt 108 South, just past the Madonna & Sterling Base Lodge.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: None seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: From the parking lot, we crossed Vt Rt 108 and walked on a very muddy gravel road past the Stowe Ski & Snowboard Club and the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge building. Put on snowshoes to hike up the Lower FIS ski trail (blue square = moderate), then the Upper FIS (single black diamond = difficult). There was plenty of hard-packed, sometimes corn-starchy, man-made snow. Snowshoes helped with traction over moguls and steeper areas. Very foggy and raining. Wide ski trails, lovely songbird sounds, and the sound of rushing waters. Didn't see anybody. Reached the Catwalk trail (moderate) and hiked in thick fog to the warming hut. It was snowing by this time. We changed out our raincoats and put on rain pants. We began descending the Drifter ski trail, but saw there was not enough snow, so walked back up and went down Upper Chilcoot (moderate), the Link (moderate) and the Lower FIS.  
Name
Name: Flo and Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aloe@myfairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-22 
Link
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