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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Clear lot, well-marked. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No big issues, a few easy duck-unders/step overs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Picked up a dropped hand warmer. 
 
Comments
Comments: Second time's a charm. A very light snow falling, slightly less cold temps but next to no wind, made this much more doable compared to yesterday. The Battell Trail is nicely broken out, though used by barebooters most recently - only a couple postholes. The LT up high was drifted over in many places, but the wide corridor made it easy to stay with.

Crossed paths with a father/son duo from Middlebury as I was coming off the summit. Looks like they came up the LT from Lincoln Gap; I thought that was closed for the winter? The LT south from the Battell junction seemed well broken-out to me, so I guess not.  
Name
Name: Erik Bertrand 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erik@bertpc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-29 
Link
Link: http://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/020970c252f59dd2569866650f091914f89ad353 
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