Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Putnam, Stowe Pinnacle, VT
Trails: Pinnacle Meadows Trail, Stowe Pinnacle Trail, Skyline Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 16, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars in the Pinnacle Meadows parking area. The road leading to it had some ruts, so drive carefully if you approach Stowe Pinnacle and/or the Skyline Trail from this trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings that I noticed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very well defined to Stowe Pinnacle; more lightly trodden from there to the Skyline Trail junction, and from there to Mt. Putnam. No blowdown/debris/drainage etc. issues, though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No water right now, but that might change with the thunderstorm risk tomorrow. Bring water for your dogs if you come here during a dry spell. 
Bugs: A minor annoyance at times, but not bad overall. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This one was well earned, especially since it was hazy, hot, and humid the whole time. Wearing long pants didn't help, either. The three H's aside, the approaches to Stowe Pinnacle and the Skyline Trail were steep and rough in spots, so it would've been somewhat difficult regardless. Saw several groups between the trailhead and Stowe Pinnacle, but from there to Mt. Putnam and back, I didn't see anyone else. The view from Stowe Pinnacle was much appreciated after what was basically a steep and rough climb to a wooded hump with over 2,400 feet of prominence...

#35 on the New England 50 Finest is in the bag!  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-16 
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