|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Abraham, VT|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, January 24, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road well plowed, last couple hundred yards a bit slick. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns but nothing that couldn't be gone around easily. |
|Lost and Found:
||Long Trail from parking on Warren side, round trip|
Most of the trail was easy and fast, much of it being dry or nearly so. There were a few snowdrifts and some sections of monorail with fairly shallow snow (1-2 ft) to sides. Post-holing was minimal.
There were, however, a number of sections up to a few tens of yards long, with flows that had frozen hard. Most of these were in the first mile or so, then in the last few hundred vertical feet to the summit. Several of the flows were steep enough and extended enough that a fair degree of care was needed. I had somewhat worn Microspikes, my partner's were brand new. I did bypass a couple of the steepest and most continuous pitches, but would not have gone to crampons if I'd had them. She was able to stay on trail for all of them.
Temperatures were pretty accommodating; the thermometer at the shelter showed 9 degrees F. Most of the trip was in calm air to light winds, though it was breezy enough on the summit that we only spent a few minutes on top.
||Ned Pokras |
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.