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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Park roads, Fire Tower Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at winter area, off Beach Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs out today; all seemed happy 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Very pretty day, with back to moderate winter temps. The trail was a bit of a mess though. Minefield of postholes, most frozen, and a very narrow firm monorail trail. There is still a lot of snow out there! I am not a snowshoe nazi, but if you are sinking in up to your knees repeatedly, wouldn't it help to wear snowshoes? Today's hikers would have had an easier time if those hiking on the warm days had thought of this.
I will say the frozen postholes were slightly helpful as footholds around the icy sections near the top!

Great views, could see the Presis and the Franconia Ridge in NH and of course Mansfield.  
Name
Name: Jennifer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jrood53@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-13 
Link
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