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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Darning Needle, Daves Peak, North Pond Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Townsend Brook Road, Bushwhacks, Snowmobile Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We faced reprimand for parking we thought was seasonably okay. Sorry. Be careful/respectful if headed in. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We walked in on Townsend Brook Rd. (FR 394). The road was initially tracked out by snowshoers. Incidentally, the tracks started right up the northeast ridge of the daring needle and stayed on heading. We followed them for several hundred vertical to where they ended abruptly. We continued in snow that measured on either side of a foot which required persistent effort to break. Woods were open along most of the route. From the recognized summit of Darning Needle, we bushwhacked along the ridge to Daves. We were lucky to be able to bushwhack west off of Daves without hitting anything unmanageably steep. We continued to the AT, which was unbroken by easy to follow to the south ridge of North Pond peak. We followed the south ridge up steeply up to the recognized summit. To return we bushwhacked north to meet snowmobile trails, which we followed out to Townsend Brook Road.  
Name
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-18 
Link
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