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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: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were a limited number of spots at the Winter TH. Luckily a couple of locals going for a short walk came back just before I started. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Skied from Winter TH to about 1 mile past the summer one. I wanted to go to the base of the first climb but there was to much blow down. Switched to snowshoes. The crust was very light. There had been one hiker up but not down and even with the snowshoes you popped through occasionally. Met the other person below Moose falls. He said that he had run into drifts, but it should be all set now. Unfortunately the crust was so light that he cut it up coming down and I was locked into a one step up two steps back routine that combined with my earlier hike left me working hard and hating life late in the day. Got to the col with a little time before sunset. Once again great colors of grey. Things have filled in nicely. I cut the crust up coming down even more. Until the next weather cycle it will be loose on upper fire wardens. Made it back to Moose Falls by dark and skied out. Thought went threw my head that I should have a reflective vest for the ski out so that I did not become snowmobile trail "road kill", but saw only people coming the other way. Once again cold but bearable.  
Name
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
E-Mail
E-Mail: camosteve955@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-09 
Link
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