Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jay Peak, Big Jay, VT
Trails: Long Trail, ski trails, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking off VT 242 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One encountered descending Long Trail 
Bugs: All blown away by the wind! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Great day, easy up to Jay Peaks 1st trail, then after trail difficult with snowshoes, I only used snowshoes but it would have been easier to put crampons or microspikes on to get over rocks with ice to summit but too cold and windy for me. Definitely easier to go around and take ski trail to tram building then ascend stairs to summit. Very windy, full winter gear. Then took ski trail over to Big Jay, two sets of prints over but 50% of time the snow drifted in their steps, you can see herd path when they disappeared. Plenty of snow on the Jays! On way back the snow started to cover prints but only in a small section.  
Name: Brian Z. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-28 
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