Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, VT
Trails: Stratton Pond Trail, Lye Brook Trail, Branch Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No parking at Branch Pond trail, room for quite a few cars at Stratton Pond trail  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small streams easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Stratton Pond trail in nice shape Lye brook trail has some downed trees but they are within the wilderness area, so pretty sure they are just left as is. Branch Pond trail has 2 short sections of overgrown brush/raspberry bushes Saw the GMC crew doing trail near Branch Pond - thanks guys/gals!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Besides the ponds....not a ton of water out there.  
Bugs: Some deer flies  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day for this long walk in the woods. Up Stratton Pond trail to Lye brook to Branch Pond up to the shelter/LT and back. Didn’t have the energy to continue down Lye brook trail to Manchester (another trip) as that out/back alone is 15 miles. Peaceful walking with very few people. Nice tent sites around Bourn Pond area. The section on Branch Pond heading back to Kelly stand road was a bit more uphill than I was expecting (or at least it felt it) but the road walk back to Stratton pond trailhead was mostly downhill!!
The 0.7 north shore trail is posted as closed (looks like beavers have taken over part of the trail)  
Name: Michelle  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-21 
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