Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Styles Peak, Peru Peak, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The winter lot is open of course but with some decent tires, you could actually drive to the summer lot right now. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fun afternoon jaunt up Styles and Peru peak. The trail up to Styles is very easy to follow and barely required traction(although it was very much an enjoyable addition). It's pretty well tracked out during the majority of the trail, hardly any loose snow etc until you reach the ridge. The last 1/4-1/2 mile was slightly looser and had the occasional posthole.

Going from Styles to Peru is not quite as easy. I was the first one to walk that trail in a few weeks and it was a bit tough to follow at times. I didn't bring snowshoes so I ended up post-holing my way along but given that there still isn't much snow and there is a good frozen base it wasn't all that bad. It's 50/50 if you want to drag snowshoes up to styles to then continue to Peru peak. It appears as if someone has walked in from the other direction to Peru peak based on the tracks. Either way, my tracks should hang around for a bit and help the next person out.  
Name: Ian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-13 
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