|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Cutts Peak, Mt. Ellen, General Stark Mountain, VT|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 24, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dropped a car at about 6 pm Friday night at Appalachian Gap in the last available spot in the row with the guardrail in front. When those are full, people park "creatively." Found a spot at Lincoln Gap around 8 am on Saturday; it wasn't full but it could be at times. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Well maintained in general. |
||We saw a lot of well behaved traildoggies. Bring plenty of water for them because there is little water most of the way. |
||Limited; no bites. |
|Lost and Found:
||I finally found a friend I could talk into doing the classic Gap-to-Gap hike on the Long Trail, and it was a beauty on a beautiful day. Distant views were much less hazy than usual for July and it wasn't very hot or humid. We really liked the views all along, especially at Mt. Abraham and on the observation tower on Lincoln Peak, where you can see Abraham, Ellen, and some of the peaklets. From Mt. Abraham we could also see the hipcamp where we were staying in Lincoln, VT; this place has a great view of Abraham from a field. |
There was only a little water in the trail but plenty of mud, mostly semi-solid. A hiker who had been there last week said the trail was full of water. Heading north from Mt. Abraham a short distance, there is a small cairn on the left side of the trail and several herd paths leading to the site of the 1973 plane crash; the sole occupant survived. The ladders on the way to App Gap were fun.
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.