|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Stamford Peak, Scrub Hill, Spruce Hill, Houghton Mountain, Consultation Mountain, VT|
||Long Trail, bushwhacks, unknown roads |
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 26, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||County Road is rough for low clearance on the east side. On the west side, I found it impassable for cars. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue |
||Light Traction |
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|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Stamford Peak (Peak 3025), Scrub Hill, Spruce Hill, Houghton Mountain, Consultation Mountain|
I hiked the long trail over Peak 325 and to the height of land just west of Scrub Hill. There was trace snow and some blue and black ice, but nothing too bad. I began the bushwhack, finding going slow due to low growth. The highpoint is recognized. I then followed the ridge north to spruce hill, finding a collapsed cabin on the way. Roads came on and off of the ridge, but were little help. From spruce hill, I worked my way towards Houghton, hoping to hit the road that heads up the west ridge. I found this road to be rough and mainly bushwhacked in open woods with some tough low-growth. The highpoint is recognized. I worked my way back towards the LT, slabbing along the north side of spruce hill and then up towards the ridge. Again, low-growth slowed progress. I hit the LT just south of consolation peak and walked to the top, before heading back on the LT.
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.