|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Telephone Gap East Peak, Thousand Acre Hill, VT
|Peartville Road (Snowmobile Route 14 West), bushwhack
|Date of Hike:
|Saturday, November 11, 2023
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|Parked at the end of the maintained section of Michigan Road, Room for a bunch of cars. Was one car that was quite interesting parked there when we arrived and when we left--it looked like someone was living in it.
|Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Nice snowmobile bridge over Michigan Brook, Caryl Brook was rock hop-able
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Old road/snowmobile trail was nice and clear.
|It's hunting season but we didn't see any hunters.
|Lost and Found:
| We parked at the end of Michigan Road and then walked down the snowmobile, steep down to Michigan Brook and followed Pearty Road. Just before the snowmobile bridge over the brook there is a Mine. There were other signs noting blacksmith shop, flume/dam site and the mine along the way at the Brook. We hiked up until we were just a bit west of Telephone Gap East Peak and then began our bushwhack up the ridge aiming for the col just west of the peak. We crossed over a good number of old logging roads along the way. Oh stick season is lovely we enjoyed so many wonderful views. I found a Mylar smiley face balloon. We descended nearly the same way through the wonderful open forest, it was a steep one but a fun one. We crossed the snowmobile trail and headed straight at 1,000 Acre Hill. The forest up to Thousand Acre Hill was all Beech Trees and wide open. Saw some bear tracks. Wow stick season is great. Views looking south where nice and we could see all the way to Killington's upper snow-covered ski trails. We descended a tad more to the west and nearer the bottom we found an old log road that traversed to the east and back to the snowmobile trail. We wore lots of orange but we didn't see or hear any hunters in the area. Wonderful day in the woods hitting two more New England 1,000 highest, ha ha.
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