|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Rolston Peak, South Pond Mountain - East Peak, South Pond Mountain - West Peak, VT|
||Elbow Pond Road, Long Trail, bushwhacks|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, August 16, 2019|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
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|Lost and Found:
||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. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.