Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, Mt. Wilson, VT
Trails: Skylight Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at parking lot on Natural Turnpike, looks like it was plowed, plenty of room for 10 cars or so. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several minor, easily crossed but one early one before wooden bridge could get tricky with more meltdown. Currently small tree can be used to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing on Skylight Trail but on Long Trail a couple of walk arounds with a little effort. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Skylight Trail had minimal snow at bottom bare booted until about a half mile from top, then put on snowshoes. Previous two hikers barebooted and left good size potholes and didn't always follow trail. I tried to stay on trail to Long Trail. On Long Trail, about 6 times I sunk thru snow on trail to find water below, try to stay on side of trail. You can easily see my sink holes. Only tracks to Wilson but sunk more times to Wilson. Recommend showshoes up top to smoothe out trail but think we will need about a foot to cover up and colder temps to freeze water underneath snow. Saw fresh coyote tracks, but only one!  
Name: Brian Z 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-07 
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