Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Mountain, VT
Trails: Radar Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room at the end where the housing camp is located and it has been recently logged. A good number of bird hunters were hunting and gathered there so we stayed away. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: First time ever for surface conditions I wanted to check off Pavement! Yes it is paved nicely all the way and has held up well due to it being a road built for construction traffic. It is one narrow land because the tree limbs have grown in from the sides. Remains of cable guard rails are still on the edges 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: why not 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is a bizarre hiking experience--hike up almost two miles of paved road and arrive at the remains of a radar facility that has been abandoned since the early 60s, up to date graffiti mars the sides of all structures still standing. Every structure has been broken into and by what I saw people climb to the roofs of them all. We climbed to the tower furthest west, walk past the tallest one and that was pretty easy, just a few stairs missing and the concrete is solid and then a one story straight up steel ladder to the roof to climb. The tallest one is more difficult to squeeze into and has concrete sections missing so we skipped it. Very hazy but nice views of everything closer than Burke Mt. Just barely could see the Percys. We passed a few hikers on our way up and a bicycling group arrived on the summit as we were leaving and we met two fellows dressed up in camo ready for war??. We skipped down the mountain and just as we were getting to the bottom where the big tank is across the road (and where pavement begins) a dozen VT jeepers had arrived. The Jeepers drove around the tank and probably most high SUVs could do the same. (we didn't since we were hiking). Go get this peak soon because this too much fun anything goes probably won't be permitted forever. Thanks Barb for tagging along.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-28 
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