|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Talcott Mountain, CT|
||Summit Ridge Drive, Yellow Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 13, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Summit Ridge Drive (off Route 185) was gated. There was room for a few dozen cars to park along the ungated portion. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns |
||Signs say they have to be leashed. |
|Lost and Found:
||Talcott Mountain west of Hartford.|
Paved roadwalk was dry and snow free. Yellow Trail had a coating of snow all the way to Heublein Tower. A few minor icy spots, but no need for traction.
Huge bang for the buck on this one. Lots of nice cliff lookouts along the way on this gradual trail (more of a woods road). Heublein Tower was closed for the winter, but is very impressive to look at. Never seen anything like it on a New England mountain before. Presumably there are panoramic views from the tower, but with it closed, there are still excellent views to the west.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.