Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Breadloaf Mountain, Mt. Wilson, VT
Trails: Road walk, Skylight Pond Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked on Fire Road 54 (Natural Turnpike in Ripton). The parking lot is a short distance north of the junction of FR 54 and FR 59. FR 59 is gated. FR 54 is gated just past the parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most of the water crossings were open. Some were iced over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We parked along FR 54 and road walked along FR 59 to Skylight Pond Tr. We opted to wear snowshoes the entire time. There wasn't much snow on FR 59. Maybe 5 - 6 inches. The bottom half of Skylight Pond Tr didn't have much snow and we could have gotten away with spikes. Maybe 4 inches. Our snowshoes were discovering many rocks in the trails. There was a river crossing that we managed to cross using some rocks, debris, and a partial downed log. The second major river crossing had a bridge. The upper half of Skylight Pond Tr had more snow. The Long Tr had a decent amount of snow but there were some spots that had some wet pockets under the snow. We had some navigational trouble around Breadloaf. Breaking trail while searching for white blazes in open woods is a difficult task. Best to bring a gps device.

The Emily Proctor Tr was not broken out. 7 of us with snowshoes broke out the trail to Breadloaf and Wilson.  
Name: ChrisH 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-15 
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