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Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Firewarden's Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Most people park at the first lot, 1.6 miles in from Route 27 on Stratton Brook Pond Road. Several high clearance vehicles can fit at the second lot/clearing right before Stratton Brook, about a half mile down the road/trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings were pretty easy at this point. Stratton Brook has a nice bridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Other than some rain-enhanced mud pits, the trails are in excellent shape. The recent bog bridges, etc. are impressive. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The occasional paw print was the only evidence until a single pooch was sighted within a mile of the trailhead on the way back. Bring your own doggie water. 
Bugs
Bugs: One application of repellent near the beginning was sufficient. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The weather forecast was generally good but the day was a mixed bag, depending on luck and timing. I was fortunate to have clear views most of the time on each peak, but along the way experienced one big rain shower, another that threatened, fog, clouds, and plenty of wind. The Bigelows and the views from the top are hard to beat.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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