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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is no designated parking area. Park alongside the road near the trailhead. The Trailhead is marked by a small sign on the right-hand side of Jim Dwire Road. The sign is easy to miss.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two small walk overs.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One small blowdown on the Jerusalem Trail. Six blowdowns on the Long trail (three walk-unders and three walk-overs). None will give you too much trouble.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Most of this trail will be easy for any dog. There is a section on the Long trail where you may have to give your dog a boost, and I recommend keeping an eye on your dog as you climb a short slide. Important: Except for two small brooks at the beginning of the hike, this trail is bone dry. Bring extra water for your dog.  
Bugs
Bugs: OMG everywhere! Horseflies in abundance and black flies are back in force :/. Thank God for bug nets :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: This trail is completely flat the first mile or so then ascends gradually. As you near the Long trail, the Jerusalem trail becomes steep and eroded. Once you reach the Long Trail, it becomes mostly flat with minor ups and downs. There is one boulder section - you'll have to pull yourself up, and a small rocky slide. I would rate this trail as Easy/Moderate steepness, Moderate Length. The trail is under tree cover most of the hike but there are nice views when you pass through the ski area. The summit is wooded and viewless. It is marked by a small, unimpressive cairn and there are some prayer flags in the trees above it.

4 left on my NE67 quest.  
Name
Name: Solowoodlandwanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bugsandthings@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-04 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/roberta.m.dellanno/posts/10212483044944255?pnref=story 
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