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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Jay Peak, Big Jay, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: LT parking area on the side of the highway was cleared 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: n/a 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One walk-around blowdown on the Long Trail halfway up 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Jay Peak and Big Jay, solo. I began at the Long Trail parking area at Jay Pass, hiked the LT to the summit of Jay Peak, thence the herd path to Big Jay & returned the same way. The LT was beaten down but wet and muddy at lower elevations, frozen up high, with about 3" fresh powder on top of ice, rock, and slush. Light traction was sufficient. The ski trails that coincide with the LT were not officially open and were bare in places. The herd path was very drifty, with postholes in places and between 6" and 2 feet of snow with fresh powder atop; I used snowshoes for this section and broke trail. I lost the route in a few places and had to backtrack. It snowed all day, was clearing as I descended.  
Name
Name: Barefoot Paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paulwgagnon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-29 
Link
Link: http:// 
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