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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Equinox, VT
Trails
Trails: Red Gate Trail, Blue Summit Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Upper lot was full at ~11:30am, overflow parking available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good shape. Mud is limited below the snow line. Snow above 2,800 ft or so. Spikes were fine, but snowshoes would've worked better. Very soft snow at the top, though trail is well packed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Mook had a great one 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope 
 
Comments
Comments: Solid and steep. Trail is wide and fairly eroded, but mostly dry up until the junction for the spring. Above the spring, the trail has a stable monorail of ice that pretty quickly becomes packed snow. Traction would be helpful but I had several in my party that toughed it out bareboot. Snowshoes would be best.  
Name
Name: Shredder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: khecht@wesleyan.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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