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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stratton Mountain, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Stratton-Arlington Road passed the pavement was very slick, muddy, with deep ruts, 4WD recommended. Parking area was empty at 8:30 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy step over and rock hopping  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of blowdowns, step overs and walk around, broken sign by summit fire tower, caretaker’s shelter unsecured due to damage 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Probably would be a good trail for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started at about 9 am with temperatures around 30 degrees, steady light snow falling, with a cold wind blowing 10-20 mph with higher gusts. Reached the summit about 11:30am, with temperatures in the 20’s, cloudy, with flurries and blowing snow. The tower was covered in rime ice. I bare booted the trail on the way up, with maybe 1 inch of snow over soft ground, and a few muddy and wet areas, becoming more hard packed as I went up, then just had to be cautious by a few icy areas above 3000 feet or so, but mainly it was easy going. I did put on micro spikes to climb the tower and for descending, and I do recommend having them. Everything was frozen solid underfoot higher up. There was minimal snow down low, and probably 3-6 inches of hard packed snow and ice up high. I switched back to bare boot below about 3000 feet.  
Name
Name: John Kielar 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jkielar@ptd.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-28 
Link
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