Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails: Rapid Stream Road, Mt. Abraham Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I found 1 place aside for my vehicule at the end of the Rapid Stream road where they don't plow any further. Additionnel cars would make it difficult to the incoming traffic (houses in the area). It adds about 2.5 miles to walk on the snowmobile trails to the summer TH.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges are weak and you need to select the good ones. Be delicate on it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Not much to see from the gentlemens' work who tracked the trail on Jan 15. I had to put my snowshoes right from the TH with two inches of fresh snow on top of an unsupportive crust where. I poked thru at very step and it was slow going. Once above treeline, there is a glazing crust mixed with ice where every single step must be well placed to avoid slipping. Spikes were out of question as I postholed must of the time. I used MSR Lightning snowshoes and I lost foot control a few times on the ice, very scary at the see of a killing slide. 5 hours from car to top. 4 hours to get back.  
Name: PatBeaudet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-08 
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