Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, Mt. Wilson, VT
Trails: Skylight Pond Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We always seem to get detoured when we are in VT. Bethel Mountain road is CLOSED! So if your GPS says to take a left here (we found out the hard way) take a RIGHT instead and it will still take you to the trailhead. BUT Steam Mill Road is also closed at Bridge but you can still park right before it. Phew!!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were several but only one that caused more than a pause. Tried rock hopping but my feet still got a little wet. Nothing major though. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blow downs that we had to crawl over and under but overall not bad. We ran into trail maintenance folks on their way out when we were heading up making trenches for water.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one very cute and friendly one when our hike was almost complete. 
Bugs: I thought we were going to get nailed with the black flies as soon as we go out of the car they were pretty bad and going up they were a bit bad too. But we use Deep Woods Off and there was a bit of a breeze and never had much of an issue as the day went on. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: MY sunglasses at the beginning of the hike but someone found them on trail and put them on a rock at the beginning of trailhead so I was able to recover them. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 
Comments: Long drive for us but this was quite a pleasant trip/hike. Although the two summits are quite uneventful and kinda boring for views, the stay at the Skyline Lodge was really quite spectacular and made the trip. Very peaceful and remote and what a great place to stay! If you plan on doing this hike via Skylight Pond Trail....make it a MUST to stay the night at the Lodge! We were very happy we did. Met an awesome group of 3 our first day but they stayed the Emily Proctor Shelter. Also met Hand-Made & Hummingbird who stayed in the Lodge as well. Great people they were and had many interesting stories to share so that was fun!  
Name: Tammy_treks 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-29 
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