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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Fire Warden's Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The road hasn't been plowed recently. Managed to get an AWD Highlander and AWD Outback to the summer lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a lot of blowdowns along the road from the summer lot sign and the foot bridge. Also quite a few on the lower sections of the Fire Warden's Trail. Would have taken care of them but my saw blade shattered after just a few cuts on the first one we encountered.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ellie did great.  
Bugs
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one with Monica and the Random Group of Hikers. Hasn't seen any recent trip reports and the people we thought were going the day before us didn't so we weren't sure what to expect. Someone had broken the trail out within the past few days. It was crusty. Most of us went with snowshoes all the way up to the col and then to the two summits. After that a few switched to spikes for the descent. Heel lifts for the steep climb were awesome. There was no indication that anyone has ventured over to the Horn.  
Name
Name: Michael & Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-28 
Link
Link: http://www.meetup.com/rndmhkrs 
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