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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Belvidere Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Frank Post Trail, Long Trail, Foresters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of Tillotson Road - parking area was nearly empty at 1100 on a sunny Saturday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One rather challenging crossing on Foresters a few hundred meters from the junction with the Frank Post Trail that involves some rock hopping over fast water. Poles are highly recommended there for balance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Significant erosion along the LT from heavy rains all summer plus normal (at least) traffic. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs on the summit, but all came up via the LT from the south. Still, my route poses no hazards to dogs that I know of. 
Bugs
Bugs: None worth mentioning. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Very tough going along the LT due to abundant mud and standing water in the trail nearly everywhere. Frank Post was dry except near the LT, and Foresters was muddy but not as bad as the LT. The views from the fire tower made the slog worthwhile, but make no mistake: this hike is not for novices. A shout out to the US Forestry Service guy who was doing the same hike today in the opposite direction.  
Name
Name: Liz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: azuregrrrl@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-25 
Link
Link: http:// 
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