Trail: AT/LT to Spruce Peak from VT 11-30 lot|
Date Hiked: 3/24-25/07
Conditions: Unpacked snow, 1-2 feet deep. Trail hard to follow. Tough going in heavy, wet snow (45-50 degrees each day). 3-4 inches fresh snow this morning on way out.
Special Required Equipment: showshoes essential, plus gaiters, staff; sunglasses Sat for glare off snow.
Comments: Got way off Trail near beg of hike (follow the blazes, not someone's tracks!!) started over, had to look around 15-25 minutes several times to find trail over streams or around hills--blazing OK but not great w/ no sign of trail underfoot. Spruce Peak shelter w/ its stove was great! but had meant to get some miles further--
Submitted by: cascader