Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Cutts Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 25, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Maybe a half-dozen other cars at the parking area. A Monday, so not so bad. I understand that the trailhead is very busy on weekends.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing significant.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A bunch of blowdowns around the summit of Little Abe. Many have been cleared, but some remain as duck-unders or crawl-overs. The sign for the summit of Mt. Ellen is missing/stolen as I found the lag screw that held the sign at the base of the summit tree.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue at all for some reason. When we got back to the car there were a few mosquitoes at the parking area.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a REI wool sock and also a quarter. The sock I hung on a tree. The quarter I kept.  
Comments: Lots of mud on the ridge walk, but not a serious problem. Rain the night before left the trails wet, but they had dried pretty well by afternoon. A great day on the trail with Lone Wolf. We also visited the Cessna plane crash on Mt. Abraham. Please note that the herd path that has developed starting from the water bar at the large signboard just north of the summit is not the path to the crash site. From the looks of it, hikers have been fooled into thinking the water bar runout area was the correct herd path and they (and us) have gone down the path until it peters out and each successive investigator has gone a little further until now it goes quite a ways and then just ends in the middle of nowhere. The correct herd path is a little further north, marked by a small cairn.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-25 
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