Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Gore Mountain, VT
Trails: East Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the Lewis Pond Overlook parking area. Enough room for several cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large Fir is across the trail about a mile from Lewis Pond Overlook Parking lot 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Parker hiked with us. We met several other dogs, no incidence.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: East Trail from Lewis Pond Overlook
We drove into the Conte Wildlife Refuge from Rt. 105, turning onto Stone Dam Road (The Lewis Pond Rd. from 105 is gated) then traveled a number of other unmarked roads. It would have been beneficial to have a map with the roads on them. After heading along the wrong road, we finally found the Lewis Pond Rd. that leads to the trailhead. The trail is a nice 2.3 mile saunter through beautiful woods. We had many photo ops. At the summit is the ranger cabin that is being renovated, a nice place to have lunch. We then returned to the Lewis Pond Overlook Parking lot and drove out of the refuge via Lewis Pond Rd. to Henshaw Road which took us out to Rt 105 in Island Pond. We also had time to stop at a couple of boardwalks for views of the refuge.
Name: Gordo DuBois 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-18 
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