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Peaks Starks Nest, VT
Trails
Trails: Stark Mountain Trail, Sunnyside Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked overnight at the big lot on Rt 17/App Gap Rd, across road from Mad River Glen ski area. No problems. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I was on the Long Trail only from Sunnyside to Starks Nest, about a mile. Some very recent blowdown removal - muchas gracias to all trail vols! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Snowfleas!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Overnighted at Starks Nest for Supermoon and also Redlined (“LT Side to Sided”) these two trails.

Apart from a signboard at the bottom of MRG ski trails, there are no signs saying Stark Mtn Trail or Sunnyside Trail. Looking at the ski area map, it looks like the corresponding ski trail names are Easy Way and Antelope for Starks Mountain Trail, and Fox for Sunnyside. Took a little bit of head scratching but figured it out.

People were hiking and skinning up, skiing down this day. Ski lifts not yet running. Some icy and bare spots down low, but plenty of snow on the upper 2/3 of the mountain!

From Sunnyside to Starks Nest on the Long Trail is a sporty little mile plus, but I was able to bareboot it easily enough. Wore spikes only walking down the next morning—Stark Mtn Trail, ie Antelope (really? antelope?) and Easy Way.  
Name
Name: Snowflea 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 
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