As promised last week, this will be the last report of the season, but we will offer some ideas for early season hikes in the area.
Blueberry Cobbles/Bald Peak in New Russia: Low elevation start, southern exposure, and located in the snow "shadow" of the higher peaks this is free of snow and has had time to dry out.
Rooster Comb in Keene Valley: Also low elevation start, and most of the higher part of the trail has a southern exposure. No snow there, but still a bit wetter than Bald/Blueberry.
Blueberry Mt. in Keene Valley: A bit wet low down before the trail crosses over to the southern exposure side of the brook, and much of the upper part of this steep climb is on bare rock.
Champlain Valley trails: Small peaks, but perfect this time of year. Try Coon Mt., Split rock Mt. Wildway Overlook, or Poke-o-Moonshine.
Have a good summer, and we'll be back next fall when the peaks begin to turn white again.