Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Cutts Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Gap Road is open and has a 20% grade in spots so the car got a workout too. Parking on both sides of road, more room on South side, and additional parking just below south side parking (can see from the parking lot).  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor, not worth mention 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long Trail between Lincoln Gap and Mount Ellen: a few step overs, 2 duck-unders, and one go-around (between summit of Abraham and Lincoln Gap). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Need to be on leash in alpine zone 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pair of prescription glasses at trailhead sign on south side.  
Comments: The cold night made the few muddy areas firm.
There are several short areas between Abraham and Ellen of elevated packed snow still but I did not use any traction.
There are water sources at Battell Shelter and again after Mt. Lincoln at "Holt Hollow" though I suggest a filter.
I spent a lot of this hiking like I was already at my destination as so much of the hike along the ridge occurs at >3500 ft.
You can see L. Champlain to the west and Mt. Washington to the east at different sections. The western view also allows you to see both Mt. Abraham and Mt. Ellen at the same time.  
Name: KittE 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-19 
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