Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Mountain, VT
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Bluff Mountain Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking area at the trailhead of the Unknown Pond Trail on Route 114 was open, but not plowed. Room for several vehicles 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3 minor crossings with ice encrusted rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail well marked with no major obstacles 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Reuben had difficulty at the stream crossing because of his failing hind end. Other wise he managed the trail well. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After parking the truck we headed through the Sweet Tree sap lines following the woods road. The snow was soft and wet, therefore no traction. As we climbed higher the snow depths increased to about 6". Snowshoes would have been helpful, but I left them in the truck, due to the warming sun. After hitting the intersection with the Ridge Trail we headed north to Middle Mountain. Due to a late start (10:30) we turned back about .5 miles from the summit of Middle Mountain. In addition the snow clinging to trees made following the trail difficult. Returned to the the truck at about 3:00 p.m. after following the Ridge Trail south to the VAST intersection, which I tried following to Unknown Pond, but the trail was wet and muddy. I will try again later in the winter.  
Name: Gordon DuBois 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-11 
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