Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Castlerock Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 5 to 6 cars at trailhead, and another 3 or so 100 yards at bend in road before trailhead. Full at 9:30 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem. Considering the amount of rain on Saturday, I suspect crossings are seldom ever a problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blowdowns on the ridge that can be gone under but will likely have to be gone around with more snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems unless your dog has an affinity for human waste, which mine does, and found some right on the side of the trail. Please bury or bag. 
Bugs: Done for the season! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Well marked trails except for just beyond Castle Rock Peak. When exiting the trees, going south to north, stay left along the ski trail and look for the long trail to enter the woods on the left. Mt Ellen summit (not marked) is in the trees so make sure you walk a little bit down to the ski trails for excellent views. Granite ledges on the south side of Abraham can get a little tricky. There was snow for most of the hike and about an inch on the ridge. My wife wore micro spikes for most of the hike. I did not. Round trip took about 7.5 hours. Looking forward to more snow.  
Name: Gerry and Jennie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-05 
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