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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Spotted Mountain, Spotted Mountain-Middle Peak, Spotted Mountain-North Peak, Spotted Mountain-Northwest Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Skid roads, Bushwhacks, Snowmobile Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We drove in on the road that leaves Secret Bog Road and heads north west along the townsend Ridge. We parked at the drivable end. High clearance was needed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
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: The best route to the top of Spotted was illusive. We assume that there is at least one all trail route to the top. We alternated between skidroads and bushwhacks until we hit a snowmobile trail headed up the southwest ridge. We followed this to the recognized highpoint.

We then launched a bushwhack on the Middle peak (just under 3k). The woods were manageable and there were slash covered skid roads along the slopes. From here, it was a straight forward bushwhack to the north peaks (John's pond ridge). Both highpoints are recognized. From the NW peak we dropped down to Smith road in some fairly thick woods. We followed the road to make easterly headway, but had to resort to bushwhack to return to the car.

Thank you Lew for teaming up on this one.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-05 
Link
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