Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Spruce Peak, Sterling Pond, Madonna Peak, Morse Mountain, Sterling Mountain (Whiteface Mountain), VT
Trails: Long Trail, bushwhack, ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for Barnes Camp is across the Smugs Notch Road in the ski area lot. Spotted car at Rte 15 in Johnson, VT. plenty of room only one other car 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing notable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well blazed, clear and good signs.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Little to no water between the peaks. Water at Sterling Pond and streams the last 4 miles from Whiteface but it is dry out there. 
Bugs: just one more bite. So wonderful that the black flies have disappeared 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A shoe, a trail sneaker i found at near Whiteface Shelter, posted photo of the Long Trail Community Fbook page. left at Route 15 kiosk/ 
Comments: Long Trail, bushwhack, ski trail, Long Trail, bushwhack, Long Trail

This was a haul and the miles listed on the signs are corrected by magic marker in a few places and it isn't 14.8 miles it 16+ miles. Another great day, our third in a row making our way NOBO. Big vistas, hot and humid and lots of careful steps on tired legs. I jogged up to Spruce Peak for the view, I had been there once a long while ago. I also did a short whack off the trail to tag the recognized summit of Morse Mountain, who knows when you might start collecting 3k peaks in Vermont. Sterling Mountain or Whiteface Mountain, whatever you want to call it my maps says Sterling and the signs read Whiteface and my new map too. We made it out before the severe Thunderstorms hit in the late afternoon, thankfully. on the drive home I saw rainbows on my left and scary lightning on my right. Thanks Liz for a fabulous 3 days. 50 miles to go.  
Name: Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-31 
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