|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Ellen, Lincoln Peak, Mt. Abraham, VT|
||Ski trails, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 12, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At 5am the world is your oyster |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Once again early start this time to beat the snow and 50mph winds of the afternoon. Got a good start changed layers at the warming hut at Castle Rock and went over to Ellen. It had been skied and the snow knocked off the low hangers by skiers the day before.|
Came back to the hut and ate forcaccia, drank tea and was in heaven. The sign at the start of the next section said "Hikers avoid skiers" It was post holed and pockmarked. I headed onto the trail up past the lift and over to Abraham. This was tracked out as well. On the way back I met a young guy working on his Winter 67 who said the trail was unbroken over to Ellen. I tried to explain you had to head down to where the trail cut back in but he said he was headed back to get off the hill before the weather came in. So I'm headed back down into Paradise and some one starts yelling at me "hey where are you going". I turned around to see a Ski Patrolman out of his cubby hole. I pointed across the ridge, he said ok just avoid skiers. I thought all sorts things, but I just gave him a thumbs up and headed off to Paradise, the glades and stealth mode. Several things I learned in the military. If someone thinks they are in charge, let them be, do what seems "normal" and just carry on and don't talk to much. Bottom line get in and get out early on the section between Lincoln Peak and Castle Rock as there are people out of control on the trails with you.
||Little Brown Mushroom |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.