|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Branch Pond Peak, Glastenbury Mountain - Northeast Peak, Glastenbury Mountain - North Peak, VT|
||Branch Pond Trail, snowmobile trail, bushwhacks, Long Trail |
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, December 1, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Stratton-Arlington Road is not maintained right now, but I found it to be driveable from end to end. Near the height of land, there is trace snow and some significant ice; could be an issue soon. I parked in a small pull off. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue |
||Light Traction |
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|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were a mix of trace snow, wet trail, and blue ice. Snow and ice were never significant. I carried light traction but did not use it. I would still carry it in this area, at this altitude, right now. Bushwhacks were all mainly open woods with minimal difficulty. |
I started by walking the Branch pond trail over a false bump and up to its height of land. I then made the short bushwhack to the recognized highpoint. I returned to the road and took a snowmobile trail that left south, just east of the branch pond trail. I missed where it crossed the LT and walked too far south, so I simply bushwhacked a short distance to the recognized highpoint of Northeast Glastenbury. From the top, I dropped off to the west, hitting the trail south of Story Spring shelter. I followed the LT towards N. Glast. for a short distance after it turned west and then bushwhacked to the recognized highpoint. To return, I bushwhacked north from Story Spring shelter to the road, avoiding reclimbing the southeast peak.
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.