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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is widened just after the trailhead. Room for 4 or 5 cars. Utility work happening on road so expect bucket trucks during the weekday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Jerusalem Trail was well packed down low, softer higher up. It's a large sugarbush you pass through- about .9 miles long and who knows how wide. At one point you crawl on your hands and knees under 3 or 4 large diameter sap lines, remember you are on private property and smile.

The Long Trail has seen snowshoe and ski traffic so it was reasonably easy to follow to a point. The last 1/2 mile descended into chaos with ski tracks everywhere so I headed uphill and to the east and came out on a ski trail which I took to the top. Passed a cozy slope side snowcave condo complete with clothes line and snow block door cut into a large drift.

Don't even think about attempting without snowshoes, especially the Long Trail.  
Name
Name: Ziggy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-11 
Link
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