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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mostly full when we parked around 12:30 pm Saturday, still mostly full when we finished at 2pm on Sunday 
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: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few small streams plus water at the Battell shelter 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes are pretty rough, but totally manageable by covering up your skin. Worst at the summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Tan winter hat sitting in the Battell shelter 
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked up to the Battell shelter from Lincoln Gap on Saturday. Drenched by thunderstorms, but was able to dry off in the shelter. Paid $5 fee to the caretaker to spend the night. Ask the caretaker to demonstrate his caw he uses to scare bears away. Shelter is in good condition, but they have removed the bear box. No good spots to hang food so be prepared. A couple of spots you could put a small tent up, but really not a lot of overflow space.

Trail is in excellent shape. No blowdowns and the water bars are all clear. The last push to the summit is steep, but not too difficult. Plane crash can be found by taking the spur path marked with a mall cairn about 100 paces beyond the sign north of the summit.

Beautiful clear views from the summit on Sunday. Fun and easy overnight. Recommended if you're trying to introduce a friend to hiking or backpacking.  
Name
Name: bellowthecat 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-08 
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