Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bear Mountain, CT
Trails: Undermountain Trail, Paradise Lane Trail, Appalachian Trail, Undermountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several vehicles in the Undermountain Trail parking area off CT route 41. A few cars parked when I started the hike, and the lot was full and cars were parked roadside when I got back. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns and debris along the Paradise Lane Trail, but on the other hand, it's still only January, so all of it will almost certainly be covered up by future snowfall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs with their human companions out enjoying the very warm January day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Felt like I was hiking in early to mid May rather than the middle of January. Aside from a few small icy areas on the Undermountain Trail and the AT north of Bear Mountain's summit, the trails were pretty much snow and ice free, with a mix of dry ground, wet ground, mud, and standing water. Temps were very mild the whole time, with a moderate wind to cool things down when necessary. Glad I made the trek to northwestern CT to take advantage of the spring-like conditions, 'cause they ain't gonna last long.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-12 
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