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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stowe Pinnacle, VT
Trails
Trails: Stowe Pinnacle Trail, Pinnacle Meadows Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both lots plowed; each with room for 10+ cars. Road up to Pinnacle Meadows lot in great shape. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few minor rock steps with open water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few easily stepped over blowdowns. Signage easily seen. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple; fine trails for them. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Up Stowe Pinnacle Tr. and to check out the other side went down Pinnacle Meadows Tr. with the roughly mile road walk following. One of best public view spots of Mansfield is about 15 minutes up from the Meadows lot so I've always enjoyed this loop (nice bike ride down in summer). Plus some say I love loop hikes. Trails were all hard packed snow/ice with minor divots except for 1/2 mile stretch between vista and summit where deeper snow levels with deep postholes were the norm. Most had light traction on today; a few struggling with no traction. No need for shoes until more snow where you may want them to avoid stepping in the hidden holes created earlier this week on warmer days. More aggressive traction wouldn't be overkill as there was lots of ice on trail proper. Winds had died down and views were excellent.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-09 
Link
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