Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Stratton Mountain, VT
Trails: Stratton Pond Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Stratton Pd trailhead. Looks less used than the LT parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy. Step over or bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy dog hike. Saw a few along the trail and at the fire tower. Not much water on the trail. 
Bugs: None to speak of. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Easy hike in with two grandsons and two of our daughters. Took the Stratton Pd trail to the shelter and set up two tents on some nice platforms. Spent the night then hiked up Stratton without packs. Came back to the campsite for a second night, then an easy hike out on the third day. Nice introduction to backpacking.
Very dry conditions. Only a trickle of water at the Stratton Pd water source. The spring just below the summit heading north on the LT was running nicely.
I was very disappointed that the trail that used to run around the pond was completely shut down. I was really looking forward to the many viewing opportunities along the old path. I understand that the trail was eroding into the pond and something had to be done. Just think that the new trail is too far from the shore. But I totally support GMC for their efforts to protect the pond. (The loons were singing.)  
Name: GlennC. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-17 
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