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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the 3rd car at the Lincoln Gap trailhead at 7:30am. By the time we got back to the car 8 hours later, people were parked up and down the road and the lots were all packed! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Long Trail was VERY wet in many places with running water in places I have never seen it before. All easy to cross or walk thru.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow-downs along the stretch between Abe and Lincoln Peak 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: If you have an athletic dog who is in good shape and can handle long miles with lots of rocks, this is an awesome hike. Saw 5 other dogs approaching the Abe summit as we made our way down.  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad until we were on our way back to the car. Then the black flies arrived.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Grublet and I had an awesome hike. Love this stretch of the LT so much and it was a great way to kick off the new hiking season. 12.6 miles total from Lincoln Gap to Mt. Ellen and back again. The rocks are VERY slick right now so make sure you take your time and watch where you put your feet. And please be sure you are wearing the correct footwear! I saw a few people in regular sneakers and one was having a wicked tough time heading back down the mountain. Hike smart and have an awesome time.  
Name
Name: Bagels & Grublet 
E-Mail
E-Mail: vermonttrailpups2@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-28 
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