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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Brother, ME
Trails
Trails: Foss and Knowlton Pond Trail, Lost Pond Trail, Daicy Pond Road, Tote Road, Marston Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Golden Road near Abol Bridge.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were frozen or easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: At times, it didn't seem like a trail. The snow was so deep and with an ice crust that our upper bodies were in the branches. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked in to Daicy Pond Campground on Thursday, March 9th. It was bare going across Golden Road but once on the trail found it well packed and wore spikes pulling our sleds. Left cabin at 6:30 on Friday, March 10th and got to Marston trailhead by 8:30. Wore spikes to this point and started up in spikes. Around the pond we started to run into a smaller trail corridor and were walking through branches. We changed to crampons on the steep sections and wore them to the summit and back. The trail continued to get worse and it felt like we were bushwhacking instead of walking on a trail. We slowed considerably to less than 1 mph. Got to junction with Mt Coe trail shortly after noon and continued up through heavy brush finally welcoming the treeline and strong winds as we submitted about 2 pm. We wanted to do Fort but felt it was too late. Headed down in crampons and changed to spikes around pond returning to trailhead at 6:00 and back to cabin by 8:00. Trail was softening some on our descent in the warm sun but lowering temps have kept everything well frozen. We rested and hiked around Daicy Pond on Saturday and hiked out in spikes on Sunday. A fun trip for our second trip to Baxter State Park for 9 of us including Daisy, Twinkle Toes, LarBear, Streaker, KAK, Wetfoot, Magnet and True Grit. Ranger said 2 feet of snow coming Tuesday so conditions will change.  
Name
Name: Mayor 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-13 
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