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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Rolston Peak, South Pond Mountain - East Peak, South Pond Mountain - West Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Elbow Pond Road, Long Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We drove in on Elbow Pond Road. Bryan was able to get his Subaru in further than we had anticipated. There are some very confusing and at times conflicting lines of posted land. We paid special attention to not crossing onto an posted land and made it to all three summits without. However, at one point we did walk out of some posted land, however we noted on the way out that in a few places the Long Trail crosses into land that is clearly posted. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We walked a short distance up Elbow Pond Road to catch the Long Trail. We took the long trail for a short distance and then launched a bushwhack on South Rolston Peak. We had to adjust a bit to avoid a nettles patch and had to push through some other regrowth before things got better. We worked our way up the ridge to the recognized summit. Next we headed towards South Pond-East Peak, crossing a road in the col between it and Rolston. On the way up, we paralleled a posted line to avoid trespass. At the highpoint, we noted a posted line just down slope, which proved a bit confusing. There were remains of past highpoint recognition, which may or may not remain. We returned to the col. and followed the road to the LT. We took the LT to a height of land and bushwhacked a very short distance to the recognized summit of South Pond-West Peak. We took the trail back to our road, noted the postings, which if taken literally would preclude hiking along the Long Trail.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-16 
Link
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