Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jay Peak, Big Jay, VT
Trails: Long Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking and we did not arrive till around 12:30PM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long trail on excellent shape. Herd path to Big Jay had some blow downs but nothing too terrible. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Seems like a great trail for dogs and we did see one cutie on summit of Jay Peak. 
Bugs: Out in full force. Definitely are going to want to have bug dope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We left from Maine to hike these two peaks around 8:30AM and arrived at the trailhead around 12:30PM. For a 6 mile hike, this pretty much kicked my butt. Not sure if it was the late start (we are used to hiking in morning hours)or high temps and humidity combined with the BW to Big Jay but I was pretty much spent by the time we were done. It is a nice hike up to Jay Peak and can tell this part of the trail sees a lot of traffic. You reach the summit in under 2 miles where you can get refreshments, hot food, have restroom facilities and great views. Can't really beat that. The BW to Big Jay was pretty well marked with a herd path pretty much the entire way. We lost it a couple times on way back, but found it again without much difficulty. Definitely muddy so gators are helpful and they also help with the thick brush. The red sled is not handing in the tree as of 7-26-19 and that was a huge disappointment to us! I was looking forward in seeing it. All and all good experience and our overnight stay at a local BNB made it extra special.  
Name: Tammy_treks 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-29 
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