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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Skylight Pond Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water levels were down, all were easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Skylight Pond Trail was generally in very good shape. It could use some brushing in sections particularly in the first mile where vegetation was extending into the pathway. Counted a total of 10 blow downs mostly flat on the trail and easily stepped over. The Long Trail in contrast was in fair condition with off trail walk around blow downs and one crawl under. Basic trail maintenance is needed to remove balsa trees growing over the pathway. Several mud areas could use some stepping stones. A multiple bog bridge section has rotted away and only the supports remain in the trail. The side trail to the summit had a blow down right at the beginning with an off trail walk around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The 2.5 mile Skylight Pond Trail is gentle uphill trail. The first quarter mile is fairly flat and thereafter rises about 650 feet per mile with long sweeping switchbacks with short flat stretches. We were somewhat disappointed with the condition of the Long Trail as noted in the trail maintenance section. There is one short steep section followed by a flat section before reaching the hairpin turn and beginning of the summit side trail. There is a small cairn marking the summit. Overall it took us about 4 hours round trip including time at the summit and several stops. Note: there seems to be some confusion over the name of the access trail. Trail signs and numerous Google searches list it as the Skylight Pond Trail not Skyline Pond trail. It seems that only the Hundred Highest list (4000footers.com) refers to it as the Skyline Pond Trail.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-11 
Link
Link: http:// 
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