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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails
Trails: Logging road, Mt. Abraham Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were able to get past the summer parking - we crossed the two new bridges on Rapid Stream Road and parked along the side of the road. Plenty of space for both of our cars and a few others if anyone wanted to join us.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns but nothing significant. It's winter.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ellie did fine down low and along the above treeline section.  
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one with Monica, Colin, and the Random Group of Hikers. It started out as a great day - the plan was Abraham, Spaulding, and Sugarloaf. We only got Abraham. With the logging road begging plowed we were able to get closer than most winters. The trail had 3-4 inches of fresh snow on top of some very crusty snow. Didn't look like anyone had been out this way in a week or so. It supported our weight for the most part with only an occasional break through. Got to treeline without any issues. That's when the winds picked up. Crossed the first snowfield and then pretty much pointed out snowshoes uphill and kept going. We kind of zigged and zagged our way up. The snow here was pure crust. Snowshoes were fine. The worst winds were right at the summit - we decided to claim our one and only summit and then head back down to the cars.  
Name
Name: Michael and Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-04 
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