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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Ascutney, VT
Trails
Trails: Futures Trail, Slab Trail, Brownsville Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Brownsville trailhead lot plowed but very icy; gate closed at state park, but plenty of room on the E side of road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Descent on Brownsville a little challenging for a big, longlegged boy, but overall no issues  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Very little fresh snow - cover at most 2-3", and even up to it's mostly crusty ice or frozen granular stuff that offers decent traction (but will crack underfoot every couple of steps). We brought snowshoes but stuck with micro spikes the whole way. The steeper descents are definitely challenging, but doable with caution.  
Name
Name: blackmore 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lars@ameridane.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-05 
Link
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