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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Madonna Peak, Jay Peak, Carleton Mountain, Journeys End, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Several options for parking throughout this 65 mile section. Different trail heads at different intervals and notches.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The trail was sometimes just flowing water. Only bridge was on the Lamoille River. You either walked through it all or rock hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several large sections of back country with very old blow downs obscuring the trail. You need to pay attention here or get lost.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs will struggle on a long distance trail such as this. It's wet and pads can get destroyed if not properly cared for. Water can also be scarce so, make sure you are carrying enough and camel up at all water crossings. Isis did this but I doubt I will take her back here.  
Bugs
Bugs: Ticks were fine. Black flies are fierce. Caterpillars are stringing webs all over the place.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. Carry in carry out.  
 
Comments
Comments: This completed my End to End that I started sectioning 3 years ago. I took this past week and hiked this very rugged northern section from Smuggler's Notch to Canada. What an amazing trip it has been. I putty journal up for those that want to read it. As for trail conditions, they are what they are. You choose your time and hike it. I had rain and my share of good days. The mud is plentiful and so it the water. I am paying for it now as my feet struggle to dry out. But I'll be back for another adventure soon... Enjoy!  
Name
Name: Mouse and Isis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rachel_kowalsky@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-11 
Link
Link: http://sghnh48.blogspot.com/2017/06/smugglers-notch-to-journeys-end-north.html 
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