|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Stratton Pond, VT|
||VAST Trail 7, VAST Trail 7A, local trail, Long Trail, Old Rootville Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, March 5, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No parking at North Brookwood Road but dropoff/pickup okay per Catamount Trail Association. Parking for 4 vehicles at bottom of Old Rootville Road. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Even though it’s in designated Wilderness, Winhall River crossing has a lovely bridge. There was so much snow on it that the railing was ankle high. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Usual blowdown for this time of year |
|Lost and Found:
||Connected to Long Trail via a local trail off North Brookwood Road and VAST Snowmobile Trails 7A and 7. Snowshoes once on the LT. Looked like no one had been on LT north of Stratton Pond for a long time. Trail breaking was easy peasy - I sank in only 2-4” the entire solitary ~7 miles to the William B. Douglas Shelter junction, where Fancypants met me. We continued on the LT, which is also a groomed snowmobile trail here, to Prospect Rock and down Old Rootville Road.|
Sections of LT in open hardwoods are hard to follow. GPS used a few times in order to stay on trail.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.