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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Battell Trailhead parking lot is plow though quite icy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of damp spots with running water, but nothing deep. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I wouldn't recommend bringing dogs due to a couple icy ledges near the top. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lots of thick ice in the first mile or so, then also quite a bit of ice on the ledges near the summit. I was very grateful for microspikes; using yaktrax or similar would have been just plain dangerous today. The areas that were not icy were very hard packed snow which made for some very fast hiking; I didn't ever even come close to breaking out my snowshoes, though if there was a substantial thaw and softening they might come in handy, as the snow on the Long Trail was pretty deep. There were some exposed rocks and running water at the lower elevations, though never enough to warrant removing my spikes. Very few postholes. Overall I really enjoyed the hike, though all the ice definitely meant that the trail is much less beginner friendly than it normally is during the winter.  
Name
Name: Colin L 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-26 
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