Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Belvidere Mountain, VT
Trails: Frank Post Trail, Long Trail, Forester's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the end of Tillotson Road. There were a couple of spots left when I arrived just before noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A stream briefly merges with the Frank Post Trail, and there is one crossing on the lower Forester's Trail that requires some care on the rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All in fairly good shape. Erosion is getting pretty bad on parts of the Forester's Trail, and mud is taking over some of the low spots. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Most dogs should have little trouble on this hike, and there were a few out there today. 
Bugs: A few deerflies. DEET helped keep everything else away that bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is a great loop hike and I had a perfect day for it: cool, few clouds, and great visibility. I took the Frank Post Trail to Tillotson Camp, and then the LT south to Belvidere, returning via the Forester's Trail. From the fire tower on the summit I could see well into New Hampshire and the Presidentials. There are not a lot of views along Frank Post until you reach the LT, but from then on there are many glimpses and views to the east from the ridge, especially as you climb toward Belvidere. There were no sounds of civilization anywhere along the LT and I encountered only 3 other hikers until I reached the spur trail to the summit; this is a very remote stretch of the trail. There were many muddy stretches on the LT and places where you could easily slip on wet rocks. There is one point on the Frank Post Trail where you have to do a little rock hopping across a stream that merges with the trail, and an easy but slightly precarious stream crossing on the lower Forester's Trail. Overall a splendid backcountry hike, well worth the Sunday afternoon spent.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-30 
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