Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Stowe Pinnacle, Putnam Mountain, North Hunger, South Worcester, VT
Trails: Stowe Pinnacle Trail, Hogback Trail, Skyline Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I had planed to go in Pinnacle Meadow, but someone parked a car right in the middle of the road, blocking access. good parking for Stowe Pinnacle tr. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only issues are blowdowns between Putnam and S. Worcester-a couple are significant and one made route finding tough. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trial is hard packed and icy up to Stowe Pinnacle. Headed up the Hogback tr. there were bareboot tracks that dwindled to just two barebooters. I switched to snowshoes for hogback as some of the postholes were 8in. The barebooters continued south along the ridge, where snow depths increased to a foot with bigger drifts. I passed the barebooters' camp and caught up to them on the way up hunger. I passed them and began breaking (they were struggling considerably without snowshoes.. The highpoint of the north peak is just a stone's throw from the trail. I retraced my steps and continued north along the ridge to the south peak of Worcester, which was completely unbroken. This hike was tough due to the duration a trail breaking and amount of reclimb.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-11 
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