Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Mountain, VT
Trails: Radar Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Getting to the start of the hike is interesting. From I-91 exit 23 drive N on Rt 5 thru Lyndonville to Rt 114. Follow Rt 114N until 1.5 miles past E. Burke turn right when you see sign Gallup Mills 8 miles. at 7.5 miles Radar Rd is on your left. Drive 4.6 miles north on the gravel Radar Rd, stay on the main road , crossing over Moose river come to gate, usually open. Bear right after gate and continue about 2 miles to the first set of abandoned Air Force base buildings. Park here because road blocked 200 yards up by large oil tank.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none but would be a nice hike for them. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: East Mountain is the county high point for Essex County at 3439 ft. On top is an abandoned Radar base built in the 1950's and abandoned in the 1960's and what remains of the buildings. There is a paved road to the summit which is still in remarkably good shape. I pushed my pace on the way up and did the 2.2 miles in 39 minutes. Explored the old base for 15 minutes with good views, especially if you dare climb up on the tallest Radar dome base. I actually jogged on the way down because I found it easiest on the graded asphalt, finishing the return trip in just 21 minutes. Interesting and very different hike but I kind of liked it.  
Name: Steve 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-04 
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