|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Ascutney, VT|
||Brownsville Trail, Norcross Trail, Windsor Trail, Slot Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, November 17, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking space. |
||Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None to speak of, all easy step overs. The one major brook crossing on the Windsor trail has a rope for added stability. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few limbs down which I mostly flicked out of the trail. |
||I saw one dog as I was almost back to the Brownsville parking lot. All of these trails are very dog friendly. |
|Lost and Found:
||Ascutney is fun because it’s not a long drive! And you can combine various trails to mix it up. |
Wet snow/no snow/slush until about 2,000’. Then a good snow cover (3” or so) of somewhat crusty snow which made for great traction. There were a few spots deeper, of fluffy stuff.
Donned Nanospikes for the descent down the Brownsville trail, but if I were more confident, I wouldn’t have used anything. That crusty snow provides a pretty good grip.
||postal patty |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.