|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Burke Mountain, VT|
||Red Trail, West Peak Trail, Summit Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 5, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of room in the dirt lot for Darling State Forest, near the Base Lodge at the ski area. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No crossings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Parts of the trails were lightly trodden, but I didn't have any issues following them. Some blowdowns here and there, but nothing serious. I think that most of the blowdowns were there before the nor'easter- only a few looked recent. |
|Lost and Found:
||The trails were mostly try down low, but got more wet and muddy as I got closer to the top. Some parts are lightly trodden and sparsely/lightly blazed, so if you're inexperienced or just don't have good trail eyes, watch the footway carefully. Not much storm damage from the recent nor'easter- looks like the mountain was largely spared. |
It was dark, windy, chilly, and heavily overcast today, but it never rained, and the summit wasn't socked in, which meant there were nice views at various spots, including the summit fire tower. Only saw about a half dozen people the whole hike, and the summit felt abandoned. No hikers, no ski area personnel whatsoever. Kind of eerie, but cool as well.
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.