Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jay Peak, Big Jay, VT
Trails: Long Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Rt. 242 Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long Trail in very good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few annoying flies at the Big Jay summit. No other bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The hike up the 1.7 mile section of the Long Trail to Jay Peak was easy. Perfect weather and no humidity. There were about 15 people on the summit when we arrived who had taken the tram. We then followed the ski trail down a short distance to the fence where there is a sign and an opening. There is a white painted arrow on the fence. We started down this trail toward Big Jay. After a very short distance, maybe 40 yards, the trail splits. Take the left. This is the bushwhack. The right continues on the Long Trail and it is the wrong trail. The herd path is obvious most of the time, but occasionally it will disappear. We had to backtrack a few times when we lost the path. There is a summit sign and a jar for a canister on the summit. Recommend long pants and long sleeves. Today I look like I was in a fight with a feral cat!  
Name: Sue S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-15 
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