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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Talcott Mountain, CT
Trails
Trails: Summit Ridge Drive, Yellow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Signs say they have to be leashed. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-12-14 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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