|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Black Mountain, Green Mountain, VT|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, September 22, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked on bump-out at height of land on Gaudette Rd, also known as Powerline Rd., off Route 114 in Averill. |
||Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||minor, but lots of mud |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||After parking our vehicles we walked the road and entered the woods where the road makes a sharp curve downward, also a gated road to the left. We whacked the ridge of Black Mt. through thick woods and a hobblebush forest. Managed to find some herd paths and overgrown logging roads. After much wandering around the flat summit we found the jar and signed in. I looked for viewpoints near the cliff, but clouds and rain blocked the views.|
We then began our whack to Green Mt. Open woods all the way to Green, avoiding cliffs to the south. We easily found the summit jar on an obvious bump. The jar was wet inside, so I replaced it with a new jar and paper. We then began our slog back to our vehicles, hiking into the col between Black and Green Mts. We trekked through wet areas and thick forests of hobble bush, climbing over north arm of Black to avoid wet areas. We found lots of well "maintained" herd paths (thank you moose) which saved us from hacking through extensive hobblebush.
||Gordo DuBois |
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.