Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail, Jerusalem Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot at Battell was “plowed” and there was space for 6-8 cars. There was space for about four cars along the side of the road at Jerusalem.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything was either frozen or easily stepped over.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Battell Trail was recently cleared of numerous blow downs - great job whoever did it. The Long Trail between the summits had numerous blow downs that remained - all could be stepped over or ducked under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We had a dog with us and she did fine.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing.  
Comments: Led this one for the Random Group of Hikers. The forecast was cold and wind but it never got as cold or windy as the forecast. Put the spikes on pretty early and kept them on until near the end. There were only a few spots where there was ice, the rest of the way up to Abraham was well packed. The section between the summits has seen far less traffic and most of it was unpacked. The depths weren’t that much so even though snowshoes could have been used they were not required. The deepest parts were near the sections around the ski trails. The entry points into the woods from the ski trails seems to be better marked than in the past.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-24 
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