Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Mt. Ellen, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the first one to park at Lincoln Gap and there was about 15-20 cars there when I left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is too many to list. .1 from the lot is a tree that could use a handsaw (no I didn't have mine on me). There were many blowdowns that had to be stepped over that were about 1-3' off the ground. I would say just come through with an AX, a really strong hand saw, or a chainsaw. There is also sections that need to be brushed out as all sides touch you while walking on the trail. There are some failed watrerbars and mud sections I remember from years ago but nothing to fix the issue or even try to step on anything like a rock or bog bridge which in turn seems to make the trail wider with all the walk arounds.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 4 
Bugs: no issues 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: I decided to head off to Vermont and hit some 4k's since it has been a while since I have been here. I have not been at Lincoln Gap since 2014!! I was surprised to be the first one on trail at 7:20AM but the rain and cloudy overcast day seemed to keep people away. I made good time for my in the clouds view and headed out towards Ellen after Abraham. I only saw 1 person next to their tent at the shelter and then 1 guy heading north from the ski lift area. When I got to Ellen I was hoping I would see someone that maybe would want to drive me around but there was no one in sight. So I had a snack, it started to rain and headed back the way I came from. I made good time and went into the building where the ski lift was and had a good chat with a guy. After this is where the people were never ending it seemed. It cleared a little bit on Abraham which was nice and then it was no backpack ground after jeans, after more people. Almost to the car there was a set of 4 with a string bag and tennis sneakers. I was glad to get out of the mass amount of people and back to my car. The skies were completely clear when I finished around 1:30.  
Name: Danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-29 
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