Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Worcester Mountain, VT
Trails: Worcester Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking area off of Hampshire Hill Road was full when I arrived around 1300. I was lucky to catch a spot just as someone was leaving. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few streams, but water levels were low so there were no issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail has significant erosion in places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a few dogs were on the trail. 
Bugs: Almost none, probably due to breezy conditions. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is a moderate up-and-back hike with a few decent rock scrambles near the top. Footing is challenging in a few places. The trail was muddy in places, and at one spot near the summit, you need to balance on a narrow log across some pretty significant mud. One hiker reported falling there; poles were a big help for me. The summit area is quite small, with only the sharp main peak and a short overlook on the south side; this summit cannot accommodate many people at once. The view from the summit is fairly spectacular: I could see the Presidential Range in NH to the east, several peaks in the Worcester Range to the south and Camel's Hump in the distance, and Mt. Mansfield across the Stowe Valley to the west. All in all a well-spent afternoon.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-06 
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