Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Stratton Mountain, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Muddy muddy muddy.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some bridged over still. Some rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Half a dozen down trees. Easy walk arounds  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Only had the afternoon to get out and wanted to throw the snowshoes on one more time so drove a bit north from CT with gablaghah and F&D. Was AMAZED to pass no less than 3 groups and a total of 13 people in varying clothing of boat shoes without socks, sneakers and a few with construction boots. Not one had snowshoes. I personally couldn't have handled 10 feet of the soft snow conditions bare booting it. Postholes until about a mile below the summit of varying depths depending on snow amounts. The last mile had been untouched for a few days (week??) as the bare booters from the past seem to have all (smartly) given up by then. Still 3 or 4 feet near the summit. A bit over a foot near trailhead.

Do yourself a favor and enjoy your late season, rent, borrow, whatever.....but get yourself some snowshoes and enjoy your days in the woods and on the mountains this time of year. The trail was in awful condition thanks to constant ankle busting holes that needed to be attended to.

2:20 up to fire tower with current trail conditions and 1:15 down.  
Name: EAKenRea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-15 
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