|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT|
||Lincoln Gap Road, LongTrail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, February 7, 2017|
|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. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A handful of blowdowns along the ridge but none are really troublesome. The winterized canopy is the big challenge. |
||Okay for dogs that has the stamina to handle the deep snow conditions. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.