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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smugglers Notch, VT
Trails
Trails: Route 108
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty at gate on road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: easy for any 
Bugs
Bugs:
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice if hazy clouds, clearly an unambitious walk (too lazy to go to Sterling Pond) to top of Notch from Stowe side. Road surface packed by snowmobiles from Jeff side; barebooting is fine, although micros help on some icy areas up higher.
Note here is to describe relatively new boardwalk that starts at parking; sign says 'to Long trail S', although it starts to N. Take it--it goes ~200 yds along marshy area, and ends right at a beaver dam, with a view to Notch. Also, look slightly to R-at ~20 yds for a beaver lodge. There are info signs that give natural history of the area.
A plain trail then leads to road--then go 50 yds N and across road to continue on Long trail S (white blazes) to Taft and summit.
Kestrel data: T=28F W=0 WC=28  
Name
Name: Jacksons/NNEOS 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-26 
Link
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