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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Monroe Trail, Alpine Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 28, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Upper lots were about 2/3rds full. Top lot had more spaces free when we left, as people were assuming it was full since cars were parked at the second lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or minor rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mistakenly took my saw out of my pack before leaving...about half a dozen blowdowns on Monroe Trail, one of which is causing significant damage to the surrounding woods (i.e. herd paths). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Long Trail ascent from Alpine Trail may be a little much for some dogs. Good idea to have them leashed on the summit due to crowds and fragile alpine growth. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were very vexing down low, especially when the sun came out. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Found an opening in the forecast and it worked. Fog pushed off the summits soon after we reached the top, revealing sunny skies. Sun held for the descent and a bit thereafter, before clouds worked back in later in the afternoon.

No snow or ice.

Trails had some mud and wet rock, as well as running water. Ledges were drier on the southern (Alpine) side of the Long Trail than on the northern (Monroe) side.

Lady slipper, trillium, trout lily, etc. in bloom in the woods. Did not see any alpine flowers.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-28 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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