More sections of the Green Mountain National Forest are re-opening, as crews work to evaluate conditions of roads, trails and recreational facilities following Tropical Storm Irene.
The 16,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area and other areas at Bromley, Mount Snow, and Sugarbush have all re-opened.
But other parts of the Forest remain closed. The Forest Service has sent a 22-person chainsaw crew to check and clear the Appalachian and Long Trails.
Initial damage assessments indicate that many washed out roads and trail especially in northern sections.
Officials expect the majority of trail clearing and initial damage assessment to be completed by the end of the week.