Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails: Park roads, Fire Tower Trail, Ridge Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues in huge lot off the Beach Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Get the bottoms of your feet wet on the two crossings on the Ridge Tr.. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdown I took out on Jan 18 went from easy duckunder to easy stepover. Makes you realize how much more snow there is currently. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nice seeing couple local dogs out enjoying the morning; fine loop for them but they may need some help in the section below the tower. Bear tracks and sounds but nothing seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Evan found his keys he'd lost late yesterday. Yay!! 
Comments: I used light traction to the tower and then snowshoes rest of hike. Snow depth still deep as seen from above blowdown and that one can't see Wisdom Rock (a rock on Fire Tower Tr. not to be confused with Balance Rock). Ice bulges in tower section made the bypass's a safer option today. Local trail runner said it was very rough for her coming down; hats off to anyone running on this s***. With the firm early conditions the hike up was hard packed with careful foot placement. Snowshoes worked fine going down the lightly traveled Ridge Tr.(as of late) as the deep snow had softened nearing noontime. Perfect view day!  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-31 
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