|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Spotted Mountain, Spotted Mountain-Middle Peak, Spotted Mountain-North Peak, Spotted Mountain-Northwest Peak, ME|
||Skid roads, Bushwhacks, Snowmobile Trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, July 4, 2017|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.