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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Hawkins Mountain (attempt), VT
Trails
Trails: Cross Rivendell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked where Taylor Valley Road meets Chelsea Road, which is essentially a snowmobile trail. Continue on foot up Taylor Valley about 100 feet and blue CR trailhead sign is on the left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Happy but tired Silo was with us. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Holy snow! Visited my friend who lives in Norwich, VT, and drove out to Vershire for a hike. Surprised to find that this area has had an entirely different winter than my friend's place in Norwich or where I live in southern NH. Totally unprepared for deep deep unpacked powder! We postholed through the forest along a 2,200' ridge for as far as we could before feeling exhausted and during around. We may have made it 0.4 mi out towards Hawkins Mountain. We could not believe the depth of snow. Depth ranged from 24 - 36" the whole trail, and snow reports in the Vershire/Chelsea area confirm this. We were sinking down to our crotch/hip area and still not reaching the ground level. A beautifully sunny, calm, and quiet day to explore some lovely woods. Snowshoes would be the only necessary equipment, if only we had realized the conditions.  
Name
Name: Matthew Kuncik 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-01 
Link
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