Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Umpire Mountain, VT
Trails: Woods road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 20, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we parked on pinkham road in burke driving in from 114. the woods roads starts not too far past the kingdom farm lodge just before a large building and sugar house with a number of apple trees out front. the start is marked with a sign prohibiting horses and a marker for the kingdom mt bike trail network. plenty of room to park nearby. this road is shown on the usgs.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: numerous small drainage crossings and one larger brook crossing on the woods road were a non issue today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: we walked the road for less than ten minutes through an impressive sugar operation to a 4 way junction. both right and left look good, but straight ahead on the overgrown grassy road is the direct route in to the base of umpire and follows the road as shown on the usgs. though overgrown the road had pretty good walking. around 1900 feet the road made its upper crossing of mill brook and we started our bushwhack direct up towards umpire. woods were open with some steep going, but mostly a good steady climb. hobblebush was the biggest challenge to navigate. i got us a little far west so we hit the summit ridge west of the peak, but were treated to some beautiful open glades and good views to the surrounding peaks. we enjoyed numerous game paths and mostly open evergreen woods up to the recognized highpoint. we descended more direct with good going the whole way back down to the woods road and out.  
Name: bryan, Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-20 
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