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Peaks
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Emily Proctor Trail, Long Trail, spur path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars in the dirt pull-off at the end of FR 201. Said road is a little rough in spots, so drive carefully if you're in a low-clearance vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one major crossing wasn't bad on the hike up, but on the hike down, it was tricky due to the rain that started when I left the summit. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues. Some faint blazes and evidence of light use, but it's a Wilderness trail, after all. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Emily Proctor Trail (as well as the short section of the Long Trail between the Emily Proctor shelter and the summit) was one of the easier routes to a New England Hundred Highest peak I've done. Mostly easy grades with good footing, with more moderate grades near the shelter. Lots of fallen leaves along the footbed- felt like it was paved with them. The LT from the shelter to the short side path to Bread Loaf's summit was relatively easy as well, with a decent scramble partway through. No views from the wooded summit of Bread Loaf Mountain, but a side path led from the summit to a ledge with great views to the south and southwest, which I managed to see minutes before the rain moved in.

I originally wanted to hike Mt. Wilson as well, but immediately after I left Bread Loaf's summit, rainstorms moved in faster than I expected, and the rain was quite heavy at times. Even with rain gear, I didn't feel like doing that wet, chilly slog over to Wilson, so I ended up going back down the Emily Proctor Trail to my car.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-07 
Link
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