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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Park roads, bushwhack, Fire Tower Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: May 25th park opens and access will be normal Rte 12 entrance again. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Crews at work removing trees for larger parking lot and bathroom of some sort at upper parking lot. Would not be surprised if access was closed for a few days week of 5-21 to 5-24. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: When stopping to talk to worker black flies swarmed us like I've never seen here before. Maybe the machinery was stirring them up. T-shirt draped over head was a savior. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Had to do a little off trail to avoid being in the way today. Trail all dry except for a few 20 foot sections. Ice bulge (mentioned earlier by Emerel) has finally become doable; was a 1-2 foot thick 2'x4' block of ice Thursday and soon to be gone. This ice bulge has been a worthy destination for photos most of year (many on my cell). Ridge Tr. still signed as closed but will definitely be open 5-25 if not earlier.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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