|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Abraham, VT|
||Battell Trail, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 26, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking lot isn't plowed since last week's snowfall, parking is about 1/4mi before the trailhead at the last curve to your right; Can fit 2-3 cars |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Part 2 of my VT trip; stayed in crampons the whole way. Chilly morning with well packed and stable trail on the way up to the Battell Shelter, handful of ski tracks intersecting with the trail ~1/4mi from shelter. Plenty of spots where you need to duck/crouch on the Long Trail to the summit, sections of the trail had 1-2" powder drifts though it stayed well defined. Handful of ice caps protruding in the last 1/4mi but are easy enough to scoot around. Clear skies, minimal traces of winds, beautiful summit conditions- views of the 'Daks and White's.|
On the way down the trail began softening up ~1mi from the shelter; couple sections my heels dug in 2-3". Crossed paths with two on their way up in yaktrax who didn't seem to have any issues.
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.