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VERMONT'S FIFTH SEASON
As the ground thaws and snow melts in late March, April, and May, the trails get waterlogged and muddy. Hiking on high-elevation trails during this time causes soil compaction, erosion, trail widening, and damage to the trail and the surrounding vegetation. Help do your part in protecting Vermont’s trails and fragile alpine plants and flowers by only hiking at low elevations or on durable surfaces.