Trail: Mt. Abraham via Lincoln Gap Road and Long Trail|
Date Hiked: 31MAR07
Conditions: Lincoln Gap Road is still closed but should be open within a few days. Only a few inches of packed snow on the road, took 45 mins to get to the Long Trail trailhead. Long Trail still snow covered with a half dozen or so nuisance blowdowns. Well packed out and easy to follow despite lack of blazes. Minimal ice on trail. Summit was clear of ice and snow. Air was cool but the rocks were warm to sit on.
Special Required Equipment: Could have bare booted but crampons gave better footing.
Comments: Amazing day to be out, surprised to see that much snow on the ground still. Saw two other people on the way up as I made my way down. Quick five hour round trip hike despite walking up Lincoln Gap road and spending a good 30 minutes on the sumit enjoying the views of everything forever. 52/67
Submitted by: C. Thomas