Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Ethan Allen - East Peak, Mt. Ethan Allen, VT
Trails: Forest City Connector, Forest City Trail, Long Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking at the burrows trailhead was busy as expected. i got one of the last spots in the upper lot at about 8:45 am. the road was lined with cars for quite a distance by the afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: major lower crossings on connector trail are bridged. other smaller crossings all done easily today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: trails were generally dry with wet patches to the long trail. some leaves down, but enough foot traffic to break them up. more mostly dry walking on the long trail to a bit over 3100 where i started my bushwhack to east ethan allen slabbing in open evergreen woods then more mucky gladed woods over to the connecting ridge between the peaks. i opted for this instead of attempting what would have been a steep and tricky descent from ethan allen. the ridge to east peak had open evergreen forest the whole way with some beautiful open glades near the col. the highpoint is recognized and easy to spot. i doubled back along the ridge to the base of the steep summit of ethan allen. i aimed to hit the long trail south of the highpoint and headed up in thicker, steep woods with one tricky scramble up a mossy cleft. staying south of a couple rocky, cliffy blocks i soon hit the long trail just before it climbs to a good view south. it was then a short walk to the highpoint which is wooded with a pin in the high ledge and then on to the view summit which also has a sign. this point has a nice look down the long ridge connecting to east ethan allen as well as to the whites in the distance. from there it was a nice hike back down to the trailhead.  
Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-23 
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