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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Gap Road, LongTrail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is on the left side of the road before the gate that marks the closure of the road in winter.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of blowdowns along the ridge but none are really troublesome. The winterized canopy is the big challenge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Okay for dogs that has the stamina to handle the deep snow conditions. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Gap Road is barebootable but after that it is snowshoes all the way.

Trail to Abraham is well-packed out - especially after the jct. with the Battell tr. 1-2" of fresh-powder today. Some drifting near the summit.

The trail between the 2 peaks is a mixture ranging from well-packed down trail - mostly by skiers - to heavy 1-2' drifts where the trial is no longer visible. Several sections of my tracks were already drifted over again upon my return.

The canopy is low - weighed down by heavy snow - and I had to fight through many sections. I recommend bypassing the LT section north of Lincoln Peak by following the ski-trails past the lift for about 1/4 mile. It is a LOT easier.
Abraham was windy, snowy and had poor visibility upon my return - so much that I lost the trail going over the peak and had to meander for a few minutes before finding the right path down. I'm sure the tracks are blown over by now and such will not cause any confusion.

Skiing, snow-boarding and sledding on Lincoln Gap Road.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-07 
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