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Peaks Jordan Pond, South Bubble, ME
Trails
Trails: Jordan Pond Path, Bubbles Trail, Jordan Pond Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars in the parking area near the end of the part of the Park Loop Rd. near Jordan Pond that is open year-round. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues. Looks like some boardwalks were recently installed on the Jordan Pond Path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There was a fair amount of frozen granular snow and breakable crust ice, but also some dry sections of trail, and some horrendously muddy sections as well. The upper part of the Bubbles Trail to South Bubble and Bubble Rock was mostly dry and snow-free. This particular route can be bareboote with care, but I'd bring light traction along for the ride anyway. There is some scrambling involved to reach S. Bubble via this approach, and one scramble in particular can be a very tight squeeze if you're tall, heavy set, and/or have a large pack.

Excellent views were had for most of this particular hike. The best view IMHO was of Pemetic Mountain, Jordan Pond, and Penobscot Mountain from the ledges near South Bubble's summit.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-02 
Link
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