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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Ricker Mountain, Vista Peak, Woodward Mountain, Bone Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, bushwhacks, Woodward Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at ski area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Woodward trail is most likely more geared towards winter. Over-grown in places, but never bad. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I began by taking ski trails and access roads to the top of the Wilderness chair lift at Bolton Valley. Once at the lift top, I used herd paths and bushwhacks to make my way towards Ricker. Eventually, I ended up on the Woodward trail, which put me at the towers on Ricker. From there, I made a short but thick bushwhack to a cliffy fales bump, and then the recognized highpoint.

I returned to the Woodward trail and followed it to Vista Peak, with its rickety tower. The bottom latter is disconnected. I would have tried to climb, but it was too foggy for views. I continued to Woodward, launching a bushwhack from the highest on trail point. I checked out three bumps in thick woods, finding the third to be recognized. The recognized highpoint was hard to locate.

I made my way towards bone finding dramatic cliffs on the Bone side of the col. I followed the pass north, finding a spot to head up. On the bushwhack up, I discovered 'home plate' an interesting and relatively new woods cabin. From there, I bushwhacked in mainly open woods to the recognized highpoint.

I descended north to the drainage. I slabbed out of the drainage, soon finding a road to the ski area. I had a significant road walk to get back to the north end of the ski area however.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-19 
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