Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Prospect, CT
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 2, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy pull off on Rt 44 and also designated parking area at dam at Falls Village  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All clear — a meticulously maintained section of the AT — compliments to the caretakers of this trail between Rt 44 and Falls Village  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great hike for dogs  
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We set up for a perfect point-to-point hike, dropping car #1 at the Falls Village lot by the dam, and car #2 at our start point at the Rt 44 pull off. We set off on a glorious day, temps in low 70s and crisp and clear after the torrential rains that hit the northeast on September 29. We left Rt 44 at 12:30pm, a little later than expected but with the light and weather on our side. After leaving our the keys for car #1 in car #2 for safe keeping, I yelled to my buddy, Turk, “Got everything?”, “Yeah!”. We were on our way. This is the most incredible stretch of the AT I’ve hiked in CT; you can have Lion’s Head. The views, “Billy’s” and “Rand’s”, are incredible, with Rand’s providing the answer to why people settled here in the first place. As we approached Rand’s, Turk stopped cold - “Wait, I left my keys in your car!”. I replied, “yeah, I know”. Oh, crap. Our point-to-point foiled—a mockery of our “perfect” planning, we laughed the rest of the hike at our stupidity, summiting Mt Prospect and returning back to car #2 on Rt 44. We consoled ourselves with the fact that we got to enjoy Rand’s View and Billy’s View twice :)  
Name: Ernie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-10-02 
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