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Peaks
Peaks Sterling Range - North Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: bushwhacks, unknown trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: from rt 108 in cambridge north of smugglers notch resort i drove in edwards road to road 101. i drove road 101 to where there was an open gate and continued a short distance farther up to a good pull off. i did scout up to the end of nearby smugglers view road which would have allowed for a higher start point, but the large turn around at its end was clearly signed against parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: some minor brook crossings were not a problem today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: i started up through open forest soon reaching an area that has been marked for some sort of clearing. i intersected a nice trail that was helpful for a bit then continued bushwhacking up angling west at about 2200 through a nice flat gladed area around the steep looking climb up the south ridge. on the climb there was a trace of an old trail of some sort i was able to follow in spots. around 2300 i came across a very nice foot path i followed up onto the south ridge of the peak around 2800. some beautiful woods in this area. i couldn't discern the trail from the sub bump and took a line of the summit aiming to stay west of the southeast sub peak. woods were open with numerous wet glades with scrappier spruce higher up. i again stumbled on some type of old cut path that led up to a great view to mansfield and the smugglers resort ski peaks. from there to the summit there was a coating of snow on the ground and some on the trees and the path was hard to discern though i kept stumbling on it in spots. a couple small scrambles and spruce woods before reaching the recognized highpoint. i descended on roughly the same route using the path when i could find it to the 2800 bump then took the nice trail back down to where i had picked it up. i decided to follow it farther down, but when it soon started to run solid west down the north side of western running ridge i left it and bushwhacked over to roughly pick up my ascent route back to the car.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-01 
Link
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