Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mass Bog (Monument 437), Unnamed Northwest Pond (Monument 439), ME
Trails: Bushwhack, boundary swath
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the start of Big Island road, which is closed to vehicles and gated.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I walked a very short distance along the road, before a stone's throw bushwhack to the boundary swath. I walked the swath along the ridge, finding good walking alternating with some very rough footing. I followed the swath over the sub-peak and up to the main ridge. A Canadian Hiking trail weaves in and out of the swath. I had to bushwhack into the US side to avoid one cliff. The recognized highpoint is just before monument 437. On the way down to the next peak, there is a very deep and steep col. I walked the swath to Monument 439 and bushwhacked a short distance to the recognized highpoint of the Northwest Pond peak. I returned to the deep col near monument 438 and began to bushwhack down. The going was very difficult due to blowdown and poor footing. Soon things got better and I worked my down to the road. I returned with a road walked of about 4.5 mi.
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-29 
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