|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Heartwellville Peak, VT|
||Bushwhack, wind access road|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, October 13, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||i parked on the side of rt. 8 in searsburg across from the cemetery near the start of the wind access road. i had heard that with the wind farm under construction access was restricted and adjacent woods were posted so noting no posted signs i assumed access was once again allowed. while on the summit i ran into the site manager from the project who was not thrilled to see me up there though we ended up having a nice conversation about the project once he knew i wasn't up to no good. the bulk of the new part of the project is on national forest land so he said access will be at their discretion. my understanding was that it would be allowed once the project was complete. one will have to used their own discretion or contact the national forest for more info. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
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|Lost and Found:
i bushwhacked up to the saddle and wind road north of the main peak. i entered the woods at the searsburg/readsboro town line just south of where i parked. the woods were generally good to the access road near tower e2. it was a quick walk from there (with very nice wind farm created views) to the summit area. the summit has been flattened and a tower installed on what was the highpoint. i descended the same route. if one is really concerned about using the tower road a bushwhack from farther south (with potential parking at a snowmobile trail crossing) could land one directly on the summit avoiding the road completely.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.