Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Elmore Mountain, VT
Trails: CCC Road, Fire Tower Trail, Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space in the beach parking lot off the Beach Road. The lot is plowed-out. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of concern 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a tree down blocking the CCC Road just above the trailhead and another new one just above the turn to the Ridge Trail that will need to be cleared to be able to allow first responders to drive up the start of the Fire Tower trail once the snow melts.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A great hike for doggies. 
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: It was a nice snowy day to do the ridge loop clockwise which is recommended in winter. Used snowshoes the whole way except I did switch to trail crampons on the steep section between the Fire Warden's foundation and the Fire Tower where ice is below the snow in the usual places. I also used a winter bypass to avoid the crux. Snowshoes with cleats would work if careful. Microspikes probably not so well with loose and powdery snow right now. Over one foot of snow by early afternoon had fallen.  
Name: ckeller 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-24 
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