Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, VT
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for the Battell trail fits about 7 cars. One other car when I left around 10am, 3 other cars when I returned at 1pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Handful of blowdowns on the LT and on Battell. All relatively easy to go over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some black flies hanging out. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One brown hat with trees on it is at the top by the Alpine Zone sign. 
Comments: I was a bit worried due to the All Trails reviews that the trail was very challenging, however while it was steep, it wasn't any more difficult than the next 4K. The trail itself felt more like NH hiking than VT hiking in terms of difficulty but was very enjoyable. First two miles were totally ice free and continued at a steep but continuous grade (about 1000 ft/mile the whole hike). After the Battell Shelter, the microspikes in my bag were finally put to use and I was thankful to have them. They're going to get beat up, but wear them from the Battell Shelter to the first scramble because I soon found the taking on and off to be useless. You won't need traction for the scrambles though, they were a little bit wet but totally doable and very fun!  
Name: wheresizzy? 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-10 
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