Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Ellen, Cutts Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails: Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail, Battell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Place for about 3-4 cars at Jerusalem, about 4 cars fit at Battell’s lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues that I can recall 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would have been tough with the skiiers and breaking trail 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: Well jerusalem trail was nicely packed out and we had snowshoes on all day. Once we hit the long trail, there were drifts that made the 1 guy we saw non existent. When the ski trail boundary hit the long trail before Ellen it all got mixed up and threw us out on the ski trail instead of staying on the long trail. Therefore we went up the trail quick to hit Ellen and went back into the woods. After Ellen it looks like it has not been touched for a while at least since the last storm. So long and slow breaking out the trail and drifts. From about 6-8” to over my knees. When we hit the casterock chair, which was not running, we realized skiers are now using the long trail…. This was nerve racking. We were going up (fully on the long trail) and skiers were coming at us on a very narrow trail. Every time we hit a peak and headed down thankfully everyone had to take their skis/boards off and walk uphill while we went down. The trail got obscured again right before lincoln peak due to the ski marks. We hit that ski trail and went up the moguls quick sadly the sign they had about the ski trail/long trail open to uphill to get to castlerock, they did not mention watch for hikers on the hiking trail. Once we went up to lincoln peak deck in a snow squall we went back to breaking trail. Soon after we saw our 2nd hiker for the day and thankfully helped break for a short distance! We made it to abraham and then another highway all the way back down to the car. It was just about 9.5 miles long.  
Name: Danielle, Dolores 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-01 
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