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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Spruce Mountain (Plainfield), VT
Trails
Trails: Spruce Mountan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: East Hill Road to Spruce Mountain Road dry and graded... looks like the end of "mud season" has finally arrived! Ample parking in lot at trailhead. Six cars on arrival @ noon; one other car in lot on departure @ 3 pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One small stream easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is great shape. Evidence of extensive maintenance activity on lower half of trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Encountered a few dogs all on leashes and under the control of responsible owners. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies are out... swarming at the trailhead and summit. Not so bad on trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day for a hike up Spruce. Trail conditions were better than I had anticipated. Bare boots only. Encountered occasional muddy/wet areas on trail but all were easily navigable via closely space rocks or avoided entirely via herd path detours on either side. Still a few patches of soft, decaying ice beginning just beyond the wooden stairs. These patches were no more than 8-10 feet in length and easily avoidable. With projected temps for the next week, these patches should all but disappear. The 360-degree view from the fire tower at the summit was spectacular.  
Name
Name: DCA 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dallen@pshift.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-07 
Link
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