|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Ellen, VT|
||Jerusalem Trail, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 21, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Jerusalem trail was packed in pretty well at lower angles, a bit messier with postholes as it pitches up towards the Long Trail.|
LT was tracked a hundred yards or so to the south but it appeared the prior group had turned around quickly as they didn't have snowshoes and the trail was blown in with snow. Broke trail over to Mt Ellen with some thigh high wind drifts along the way and I think was mostly able to stay on the actual trail, however I ended up in the Exterminator glades and popped onto the Rim Run ski trail earlier than expected. Quickly hiked up the slope to the summit rather than bushwhacking back to find a covered trail.
On my return there were ski tracks over my path all the way to the intersection of Jerusalem Trail (and beyond) which gave the trail a bit more definition.
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.