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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking area and the end of the road were not plowed. I had such trouble getting up the unplowed hill earlier that I knocked on someone's door and got permission to park in their driveway, and walked the remaining 1.7 miles to the trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two small streams with wood bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, but I could duck under all of them 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I broke trail for the entirety of Battell Trail, and then Long Trail north over to Sugarbush South. Between Sugarbush South and North, I encountered 3 backcountry skiers, so the trail was a bit more packed down. On my way back, two sets of bare booting tracks started from Sugarbush South, over Abraham, and continued down the Long Trail past Battell. They postholed all over my tracks, leaving near-continuous 2-3' deep holes that I repeatedly fell into and kept twisting my ankles in. Thankfully, Battell was just my tracks, so I was able to make more speed heading back to the road after that intersection. There were 3' deep drifts on the ridgeline due to the driving wind, and that was as of 4-5pm on Saturday.  
Name
Name: Data 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-16 
Link
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