|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 19, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We accessed the TH via backcountry roads from Rt. 125/Ripton. Roads were good in the morning when temps were still well below freezing. Not so great in the afternoon when temps were above freezing - typical mud-season conditions.
FR201 is not plowed and not drivable.
There is a large parking area (plowed) just ~200 ft. to the south of the FR54 and FR201 jct. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||One significant crossing of the main tributary to the New Haven River. Right now it is single step over on hard crusted snow/ice-banks. Note: we crossed only once and whacked on the sides to connect to the trail proper.
Many smaller tributaries to cross - most with open water but all very low and relatively easy to deal with. Some walking in water with snowshoes is unavoidable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Evidence of major blowdown close to the entrance of FR201 being recently removed.
A good amount of bendovers (with top being frozen in solidly on other side of trail) at the lower section of Emily Proctor. A couple of larger blowdowns.
There are a few old blazes here and there along the Emily Proctor tr. - but not many and they can be hard to spot. We did not spot a single blaze along the LT section from the shelter to Mt. Wilson. |
||Good conditions for K9s. Plenty of water available and none of the crossings should be troublesome as depth is minimal. |
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