Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Wilson, Mt. Roosevelt, VT
Trails: Clark Brook Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was planning on parking at the pull-off just before the FR55 bridge over Clark Brook; however, there was logging equipment parked here, so I parked along and off of FR55 just W of the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most crossings small and manageable. The first crossing 0.5 miles from the trailhead used to be bridged but is not anymore. The crossing is either forded, or there are a few options up or downstream of the trail, and there is one tree spanning the brook. In high water, fording might be the only option. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most of this trail is in the Wilderness, so blowdowns and rough sections occurred as expected. The blazes on the Long Trail sometimes just disappear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Overall a very straightforward hike, although the shoulder season conditions made it interesting. Clark Brook Trail is very pleasant: your prototypical logging road ravine-brook-following trail at good grades and snow free. The last steep pitch to the ridge had some patches of snow and ice from 2800-3000'.

On the Wilson ridge, the snow became very deep (1-3') and very unpredictable in regards to stability. Had a few great postholes, as this part of the trail is seldom used and not consolidated. The Long Trail is not well marked either (as I saw near Bread Loaf last week) so care is needed to find your way until the snow recedes.

On the return, I decided to add Roosevelt since I was longing for some views, and the views from the Roosevelt ledges were great! Very rewarding for relatively little work past the Clark Brook/LT intersection.  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-07 
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