|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Smugglers Notch, VT|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, December 25, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||plenty at gate on road |
||Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||easy for any |
|Lost and Found:
||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
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.