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Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain, Glastenbury Mountain - West Peak, Glastenbury Mountain, Glastenbury Mountain - South Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Bear Wallow Trail, West Ridge Trail, bushwhacks, Long Trail, road walks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Bear Wallow trail did not start where I thought it would. It starts just past/behind a water tank 0.8 mi. down Harbour Rd. There is a small amount of parking on the grass.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The west ridge tr. has a few messy blowdowns a couple miles north of Bald. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There was next to no snow or ice south of Bald Mountain and Maple Hill; then increasing snow/ice closer to Glastenbury, with trace snow depths and significant blue and black ice near the shelter and up to the peak.

Both bushwhacks were mainly open, with some tangely low growth. I replaced the jar on the west peak as it was destroyed. South could use a jar, but is okay for now.

bryan's note about the LT map mis-labeling the west peak and the trail around it is important. It is the more northeast bump and the trail cuts just north of it.

This was a good, fairly long hike. Great views from the remote firetower.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-02 
Link
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