Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mitchell Mountain, VT
Trails: Woods road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked my truck at the end of Porrell Road, where the plowing ended, about 1.5 miles from the intersection with Granby Rd. Only enough room for one vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: After parking my truck, I snowshoed Porrell Rd. for about 2 miles. to the ridgeline and followed several old logging roads to the wooded summit. I walked to several places that I thought could be the recognized summit. I checked my GPS at one site on top of a large ice-covered boulder, 2,411 Ft. which is the official elevation, but I couldn't find the jar. I thought for sure there had to be a higher point, so I began roaming around the rounded summit. I spotted a woods road that led me to the westernmost location of the top of the mountain. My GPS read 2,427 ft., 16 feet higher than the official elevation. My GPS could be off, but all readings are relative. So, I hung a jar. If anyone has been to Mitchell previously and found a sign-in jar let me know. I believe Sue Johnson, Zack, Bryan, and Dean would have been here before me, #75/100 highest in the NEK. At the summit cone there was about 3 feet of snow sitting on top of 2 feet of crusted snow.

I wanted to do Nurse Mountain (two peaks) but the day was getting short, and I was delayed by the heavy snowfall and white-out conditions in the morning. Nurse Mountain will have to wait. Solo can be a challenge in 3 feet of snow.  
Name: Gordo DuBois 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-13 
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