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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Putney Mountain, Pinnacle, VT
Trails
Trails: Putney Mountain Trail, Ridgeline Trail, Banning Road, Holton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot on Putney Mountain has not been plowed. There was an SUV that had pulled up into it, but most wouldn't want to do so. The lot at the Holton Trailhead has been plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily hopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything is in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several, would be nice if people would keep their dogs from trying to steal food.  
Bugs
Bugs: lol 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One medium red microspike on the ridgeline trail near the east viewpoint. Left on the gate at the Holton Trailhead.  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice day on the Windmill Ridge. My father and I walked from Putney Mountain to the Pinnacle and then down to the Holton Trailhead. We elected to use Banning road (a class four road/trail, unplowed) to get from Putney Mountain to 5 Corners, which was good because when we got there you could see that the West Cliff Trail hasn't been broken out. It also wasn't broken out between the Monadnock Viewpoint and the junction with the Headwaters Trail, but our tracks are there now. The trails started out frozen, slippery snow this morning and changed to wet snow by the end of the day. Microspikes would have been ok on Banning Road and the Holton Trail, but would have sucked the rest of the way. Most of the Ridgeline trail wasn't particularly well broken out, but the snow isn't very deep either. The Holton Trail is as always well broken out.  
Name
Name: Blythe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bkersula@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-27 
Link
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