|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Miles Mountain, VT
|Logging roads, bushwhack
|Date of Hike:
|Sunday, November 19, 2023
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|We parked at the entrance to Carr Brook Rd. off of Rt. 2. The road is gated.
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Dexter had a great time romping through the woods. We encountered no creatures but there were a lot of signs of moose.
|Lost and Found:
|We walked 1.3 miles on Carr Brook Rd. and headed into the woods, crossing a small stream and working our way westward through open woods then we hit a maze of whippets, brambles, and blowdowns. We climbed steeply up the east slope avoiding cliffs and ledges until we submitted the first of three false summits on the ridge. We made the HOL in 3 hours and found the jar labeled "Shoe Fly Trail Running", which told us this mountain is part of a trail running challenge. We also found a collapsed and rotten shelter filled with old beer cans and assorted trash, despoiling this beautiful mountain summit. With the wind and slow beginning to fall, we made it a short stay at the summit. We found a blazed trail, probably the "Soefly Trail" which we headed down off the mountain. We then veered off the marked trail and followed a herd path through the wintering grounds of moose and followed a well-established logging road that took us back to Carr Brook Rd. We wished we had followed this road to the summit, but that wasn't in the plan when we started.
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.