|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Ellen, VT|
||Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, February 11, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road is widened just after the trailhead. Room for 4 or 5 cars. Utility work happening on road so expect bucket trucks during the weekday. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
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|Lost and Found:
||Jerusalem Trail was well packed down low, softer higher up. It's a large sugarbush you pass through- about .9 miles long and who knows how wide. At one point you crawl on your hands and knees under 3 or 4 large diameter sap lines, remember you are on private property and smile.|
The Long Trail has seen snowshoe and ski traffic so it was reasonably easy to follow to a point. The last 1/2 mile descended into chaos with ski tracks everywhere so I headed uphill and to the east and came out on a ski trail which I took to the top. Passed a cozy slope side snowcave condo complete with clothes line and snow block door cut into a large drift.
Don't even think about attempting without snowshoes, especially the Long Trail.
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.