|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Tunxis Trail, Tipping Rock Loop, Shelter Four Trail, Valley Overlook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 22, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problems at any crossing |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The one I saw had better traction than the guy he was walking |
|Lost and Found:
||Tunxis Trail including Tipping Rock Loop, Shelter Four Trail, Valley Overlook Trail|
Started at Hotchkiss road and up to route 44 with some loops to get the trails mentioned above and then returned to Hotchkiss road. Could not have done any significant hiking without micro spikes. The Tipping Rock Loop, Valley Overlook Trail, and The main trail from Southeast road up Garrett Mountain would have been almost impossible without spikes. Some areas of nothing but ice. Not much changed as the day warmed and I made my way back south later in the day, especially in the shaded areas. Maybe it will improve with the warm days predicted. I would still recommend having the micro spikes.
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.