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Peaks North Brother, ME
Trails
Trails: Snowmobile trails, Tote Road, Marston Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Golden Road and Telos Road are rough. Most sections are okay but there are many sections with very bad pot-holes. It took me well over an hour to drive from the entrance to Golden Road to Williams Pond Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open water in a couple but easy to deal with. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns but nothing too severe (removed one that was a particular nuisance). Lots of leaners / bendovers.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Entered the park via Williams Pond Road (this route not encouraged by the park office but it is not prohibited either). Parking for a few cars is possible without interfering with road traffic or snow-mobile traffic. The first 2.5 miles (until the main snow-mobile corridor makes a turn to the right) has many bare spots. I was just able to ski and pull sled by staying at the edge of the road. After that the snow-coverage is solid. Camped at Slide Dam.

Marston Trail is well consolidated and I was further helped by a couple of hikers who packed it down further during an overnight hike and it also helped me with route finding. After the Pond the snow cover is some 4-5'. Walking in the canopy and finding the corridor is tedious and difficult.

I got the impression from the park office that trails will be kept open for a bit longer this season due to the heavy snow-coverage but I recommend checking with the office before heading up there.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-02 
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