|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Around the Mountain Trail, Old Carriage Path, Davidge Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, November 20, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the Mt. Prospect Ski Tow parking area on Rt.3 in Lancaster. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||ATMT has lots of blowdowns on its southwest and west side of various sizes. Two are large, whole trees blocking the trail near the junction with DP. DP has the appearance of an abandoned trail, being overgrown (looks like it would be tick city in summer) with numerous blowdowns in its short quarter mile length. Lower half of OCP has two blowdowns, one a small stepover, one larger that needs to be walked around. The upper half has one chest high large blowdown that requires getting under. |
|Lost and Found:
||Since I was in the area for other business, I decided to hike these trails for redlining.|
All trails are a mix of dry, frozen ground and frozen mud. Just a dusting of snow. The frozen muddy areas made for rough footing at times. Nothing particularly exciting about any of these trails, but I suspect they'd be much better in winter for snowshoeing. Huge sugaring operation on the northeast side of the mountain (Mt. Prospect).
The register box at the start of ATMT is inhabited by a mouse, who greeted me all "WTF shut the door man" when I opened it. :) A smart little critter. It's got protection from the rain, snow and wind, and plenty of leaf cover in there for warmth.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.