Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks General Stark Mountain (attempt), VT
Trails: Ski trails, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Mad River Glen ski area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Ski trails were mostly bare below 2,600 feet in elevation. Occasional patches of snow and mud on the work road up to that point, but not too bad.

Above 2,600 feet, there were still extended patches of snow in the shade/north facing areas. Not enough for continuous skiing, but I did see a set of recent tracks on at least one patch. I was able to bareboot without issue (since the snow was packed from ski season), but anything in the woods at elevation would be awful without snowshoes.

I had considered going to the true summit (Long Trail south from the top of the ski area), but since I didn't bring snowshoes, and since the Long Trail is closed for mud season, I didn't bother. I did see evidence of one person postholing deep.

Partly sunny late morning apres ski with temperatures in the 60s. Trout lily in bloom down low. Saw a bear on the run down low.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-04 
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