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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Park roads, Fire Tower Trail, Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Perfect timing; arrived shortly after town plowing out beach lot. This lot is on Beach Road about a 1\4 mile off Rte 12 and town almost always plows it after taking care of more important duties. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ones on Ridge Tr. open but easy rock steps across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One new huge blowdown 5 minutes in on the road. Paths around but definitely a chainsaw job. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 3 hikers snowshoed up to the foundation lookout. 2 back down. I broke trail from there to tower and down Ridge Tr.. Not too difficult; mostly 8-12" of light snow with some deeper drifts. Tower section awkward in snowshoes; I probably would've changed to good traction if going back down same way as there is significant ice lurking beneath snow. Made use of bypass in the worst spot. Nice snowshoeing but not great as still fairly bony (need another 12"). Nowhere near packed down other than the Catamount section down low.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-14 
Link
Link: http:// 
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