New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Peak of the Ridges, Traveler Mountain, North Traveler Mountain, ME
Trails: Pogy Notch Trail, Center Ridge Trail, Traveler Mountain Trail, North Traveler Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is in the South Branch Pond Campground's designated day-use area, about 7-8 miles from the Matagamon Gatehouse in Baxter State Park. Room for several cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns along the route, particularly between Traveler and North Traveler. Many sections of trail had a faint footway, but those with good trail eyes shouldn't have issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs or pets allowed in Baxter State Park. 
Bugs: Really bad at the trailhead and atop Peak of the Ridges, otherwise a minor annoyance. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails I took were faint in places, but not hard for experienced hikers to follow. Lots of talus and scree along the route as well. Watch your step on these sections if doing the Traveler Loop. Some debris and blowdowns below the trees, but not a pain in the neck to bypass. There were several steep and rough sections, as well as a lot of up/down. With all this in mind, I wouldn't recommend the Traveler Loop for inexperienced and/or unfit hikers,

This was an absolutely beautiful day to do one of Maine's best kept secrets: the Traveler Loop. Mostly clear skies, mild temps, and a nice breeze made for a incredibly fun hike (all bugs aside). The views were to die for. Traveler was also #32 on the New England 50 Finest list for me, so that's a plus. Next up in BSP is Doubletop Mountain!  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-11 
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