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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, Mt. Wilson, VT
Trails
Trails: Skylight Pond Trail, Long Trail, Skylight Pond Spur, Breadloaf Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Skylight Pond trail head 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tiny and non-issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well tended  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two with their people having fun. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few buzzing but not biting and didn’t need repellent 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Not a views hike even on this mostly sunny day. Both summits are wooded with elfin-like cairns atop them, one with “Breadloaf 3835.58” hand-lettered on a jagged rock. But the gentle, hard packed trail was welcoming compared to the Whites and gave up a few glimpses of Killington and its brethren through the trees. And the journey did its usual refresh, reset and restore us for the daily grind, and some big treks in the Pacific Northwest in a few days.

Skylight Pond/Lodge was worth the 0.1 down to the spur trail, Sunset Rock with its westerly limited view wasn’t worth it. We did not overshoot Wilson by 0.3 to get to the supposed viewpoint, letting the legs direct the journey home. Delightfully few hikers (compared to the Whites) and met some with fun destinations, like the couple journeying from MA to Canada, and several section-hikers just doing a few Miles’s day. A shout out to the gentleman from NY who’d just bagged #87 and #88 on the NEHH; I want to be just like you when I grow up - knocking out the peaks because the only way to be able to do them, is just to get out there and do them.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-29 
Link
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