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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Equinox, VT
Trails
Trails: Red Gate Trail, Blue Gate Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking when we arrived at 9:30am; some creative parking by others upon our return at 2:30pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow covered, barely noticed water until the end of the hike near the parking lot where the snow had been tramped down and was slush/ice-ish 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns that were easy to step over or around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few cute pups doing the yellow trail loop 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A beautiful, cold and windy day on Equinox! There was one set of footprints ahead of us in 6-10 inches of fresh snow from Friday's storm. It was fun to find out that they were made by two hikers! We saw seven hikers total, only one of them was wearing snow shoes. Our beautiful track up was pretty broken up on our descent. We smoothed it out, and hope the other guy went down last :)
There is still some rocks/boulders showing through the snow at the upper elevation; it was easier descending off of them than climbing up over them. The Red Gate trail was well broken out to the Yellow Trail, and only boots were needed along that short stretch. I suggest snowshoes for the rest, for an easier hike and prettier trail. However you go, I wish you a fun day.  
Name
Name: Hiker5e 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hikewith5e@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-27 
Link
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