Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dewey Mountain, Mt. Clark , VT
Trails: Mansfield Lake Trail, bushwhack, Kingsfield Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the gate on Nebraska Valley Rd. However, you can open the gate and drive another couple hundred yards to a parking area.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are some blowdowns aon the LT that were hard to get around. The trail to Dewey is tight and has blowdowns that make navigation and travel a bit tough. Tight corridor resulted in snow-loaded boughs blocking the trail to Dewy, however good markings made it followable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I walked the trail to where it crosses the brook shortly before the Taylor Lodge. I made the steep bushwhack up to the southeast ridge of Dewey, switching from microspikes to snowshoes about a third of the way up. Upon reaching the ridge I quickly found the saddle and a trail running through it. I followed the trail downhill to the north until I got to a junction indicating Dewey Mtn. I followed the trail, which proved steep and tight with snowloaded boughs blocking the way. The trail led right to the top where I found a piece of cord hanging from a tree.

I followed my tracks out. Given that I was soaked and it was afternoon, I doubted that I would get out to Bolton, as the LT was hard to follow due to snow cover and blowdown. I chose to 'test the water' by going for Clark. I followed it to the height of land and then bushwhacked in open woods to the summit. I followed my tracks out.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-23 
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