In what has quickly become a Thanksgiving tradition. I made a trip up to Lincoln Gap to sample the powdery goods that the closed Lincoln Gap road has to offer.
True to form, the Lincoln side was beat down into a hard bobsled run for the local sledders, while the Warren side offered fresh powder nearly three days after the last snow.
I made a detour up to the southern lookout and scouted some lines on the north side of the gap.
Winter had clearly arrived in the Green Mountain high country. There was powder in the trees as far as I could see.
I decided to tempt the fates with a run through the woods, hoping the base was deep enough for some true backcountry runs.
It wasn't but that was fine because there was still plenty of fresh powder on the Warren side.
Given the 20" that fell in the area during the recent snowstorm the gap must be in full-on winter condition. I certainly won't be waiting until next Thanksgiving for a return trip.