Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Pico Peak, VT
Trails: Long Trail, Pico Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed, plenty of space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easily passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns, all easily avoided. Came across a man clearing some on our way down - thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Gryffin had a great time! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found and carried out a small white trash bag 1/3 full of trash left at the cabin. Message me if it's yours. :| 
Comments: Long Trail (from Long Trail Inn), Pico Link

Pretty perfect day for a hike. I was joined by Tim (BikeHikeSkiFish) and his wife Jennifer - her first winter mountain hike, but she's a pro anyway, great pace! Conditions still quite good, hard pack all the way with an inch or two of fresh snow on top. Some isolated post-holing if veering off-trail, same as everywhere else lately. Barebooted all the way up, wore spikes on the way down to ease our way on the ice flows on-trail up high. A select few ice bridges gave way, and more may do so after next 24ish hours of warmer temps and rain. By Saturday, though, things should harden up again.

First ski trail we crossed was closed, but ski area in operation and saw lots on the summit. Enjoyed a bite next to a summit tower with a prime view of Killington and Mendon. There's a 2/3-full bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon at the cabin, yours for the consuming! (not left by us, to be clear... :)  
Name: Erik Bertrand 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-27 
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