Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road well plowed, last couple hundred yards a bit slick. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns but nothing that couldn't be gone around easily. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.
Name: Ned Pokras 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-25 
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