Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails: Park roads, Fire Tower Trail, Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Don't recall seeing this many cars in off season other than for VAST events or Polar Plunge. 50 +- hikers met. Rest room available in upper lot; BYOTP. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock stepped across or bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Removed many smaller branches from recent winds. Only noticed one new leaner on Ridge Tr.; making 2 larger blowdowns requiring more than small saw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several out. Are some ledges (out of sight) with significant drops within 200 feet of trail on Ridge Tr.. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Still a few items (fleece, hat) which have been on signs or gate for quite awhile. 
Comments: Conditions much better than anticipated. Lots of warm wind after rain stopped yesterday seem to have dried things out so ice was not too much of an issue. I used sharp spikes in section going up to tower and then rock spikes from tower until back on road section. Could be bare booted but after seeing hiker take nasty fall early in hike on black ice I decided to use rock spikes. Lightly snowing which could cover some of black ice. This new snow was basically only snow on trail today.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-26 
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