|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Ascutney, VT|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 18, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||7 cars when we arrived @ 08:10. Lot full and cars down road when we finished. Of the 17 cars that were in or close to the lot, 11 were not from Vermont or NH: California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York... |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||3 larger streams running, but rock-hopped with care. A few smaller step overs. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||very good |
||The 7 legs on 2 dogs had fun as always. |
|Lost and Found:
||Blue shell on a log about a mile up--we left it in case owner would see it as they went down. ||
||Lovely day. Comfortable chill in the am, brisk when on tower, warm sun at west view in sunshine. Only small patches of snow approaching summit, no traction required, but wet areas argue for boots, not sneakers. Moderate crowds at Tower, and several people going up as we went down--social distancing observed, and many wearing masks while hiking.|
Views from Tower infinite to Whites, Greens, and Monadnock. View from west viewpoint spectacular.
Great fun by all friends.
Kestrel data: Forgot ! Est T=40 W=S@10.
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.