New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails: Lincoln Gap Road, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Gap is closed, parked at the snow bank on the side of the road on the east. Had to be 6 cars there when we left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape, one duck-under, well blazed (white), and just some minor ice in a couple spots along the way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw plenty of pups enjoying Lincoln Gap Rd 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hoped to get Ellen and Abraham but issues at both ski trails with hiking when the lifts were running was not allowed had us go to plan C and parked at Lincoln Gap. You need an uphill permit from Sugarbush which you can get online and to be off the ski trail when the lifts start. Lincoln Gap Adds some milage and some elevation and time to get to the Long Trail.
The trail was packed but had 3-6 inches of new powder to break. Snowshoes were the right call, crampons would be overkill. One minor stretch near the summit needed caution. The Batell trail was broken and we saw two groups that had just come from the base. Nice hike to get to the shelter, some steep ledges near the summit but the views were worth it.  
Name: Pucknuts61 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-29 
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