Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Battell Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars, dirt roads in good shape considering.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are 4-5 blowdowns on the Long Trail. There doesn’t appear to be a sign providing direction for the Long Trail where it pops out and travels along the ski trail for a bit. Might be helpful.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two pups, having a blast with their human, but they turned around at the shelter. Some of the scrambles on Abe might be tough depending on the pup.  
Bugs: NA  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A skier lost his keys, which was funny because the dude who lost his keys was chill as hell, but his friend was losing his mind about it. The two of them provided a quality comedy show for us.  
Comments: Fun day with Tom as he knocked out two more for his winter 67 over 70. Don’t bother bringing your snowshoes. The out and back to Ellen was riddled with postholes but you aren’t going to fix it. The trail needs a decent storm and then some snowshoe love. Tom wore his spikes door to door. I barebooted to a little beyond the shelter and put spikes on for the scrambles, kept them on the rest of the day. Flurries dropped a few inches of powder, beware the black ice now lurking beneath it.  
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail: Mikeymace at Hotmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-04 
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