Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jay Peak, Big Jay, VT
Trails: Long Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of paved parking right off Vt. 242 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The col between Jay and Big Jay has some boggy areas. Big and deep enough to wet your feet if not careful.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Long Trail is in phenomenal condition. The herd path between Jay and Big Jay is very distinct, but it is under heavily encroaching spruce for a significant part of the whack to Big Jay. Reminded me of the whack from North Brother to Fort in Maine. If you keep your attention split between the encroaching trees and the clear herd path beneath, you'll have no trouble with the navigation. The path pretty much follows the crest of the ridgeline between Jay and Big JAy 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a little guy on the LT. No prob. 
Bugs: Still quite a few. Biting flies and some mosquitos 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I don't tolerate heat that well, so I wear shorts in summer even when hiking a whack. The price is literally, blood. Not too much, but it's visible as are the scratches. Be aware and make your choice.  
Name: Al-X 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-04 
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