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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham (attempt), ME
Trails
Trails: Rapid Stream Road, Mt. Abraham Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 12, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Space for only about 2 or 3 vehicles to the point where Rapid Stream Road stops getting plowed. It’s about 2.5 miles from here to the summer trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The large crossing is mostly snowbridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of easy step overs and duck unders, one nasty pokey grabby no way around it blowdown about 2/3 of the way up.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Eh, I wouldn’t right now but depends on the pooch.  
Bugs
Bugs: NA 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
 
Comments
Comments: Another day of tough trail breaking. Larry S had been through Thursday so we hoped his single set of tracks would offset us losing Uncle Bob and only having 3 in our party today. It did but as expected it was still tough sledding. We wore snowshoes door to door. Got a late start and ran out of time up above the talus field. Didn’t want to have to negotiate it in the dark. Would not have minded having my ice axe and/or crampons for this section. It is currently windblown, hard slab.

Conditions in the trees will obviously change with this weather, but wanted to submit for road info, snow bridges, and talus field in case it helps someone else. There is at least a nice base now with our snowshoe track for whatever comes next…who knows maybe it won’t get touched until we are back in a few weeks.  
Name
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mikeymace @ hotmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-13 
Link
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