Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Stowe Pinnacle, VT
Trails: Stowe Pinnacle Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lower lot plowed and dirt on top reducing potential ice slide into ditch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One leaner less than 5 minutes in. One of few trails where you could probably follow trail by using only blazes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One I met had bled from paw basically from start to finish; not a lot but just a reminder that cold and hard crusty surfaces may be an issue on their paws. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Finally a good ending to a lost and found. Reunited a young lady (her birthday as well today) with a Leki hiking pole that had fallen out of her pack. From NJ and a couple minutes later wouldn't have happened. Broke a string of lost, found and attempted returns for myself. 
Comments: Microspikes definitely the way to go today; crampons not an overkill in a few sections. Lots of 2-4 inch frozen post holes from a hike on Friday. Not an issue today as one could see them but 3-6 inches of powder snow could hide them making for some misery later on. Hopefully it will fill and freeze when we do get more snow.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-16 
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