Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Katahdin Stream, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking available in the old gravel pits in the Abol Bridge area of the Golden Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 wooden bridges and several rock hops. New Katahdin Stream bridge is being built near the park's southern boundary near the West Branch of the Penobscot River. It should be done this fall. There is temporary crossing on the old bridge. On my ride home Tuesday evening it rained a lot so the water levels are no doubt higher. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This is my 6 mile section of the A.T. in BSP, that I maintain for the Maine A.T. Club. I cleared 5 small blowdowns and clipped some branches on the A.T. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pets allowed in BSP. Even Percival Baxter, who bought this land and donated it to the people of Maine, did not bring his dogs to the park. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One hiking pole and one blue handkerchief carried out.  
Comments: Appalachian Trail in Baxter State Park

An overcast and humid day with temps from 55 to 65. Saw about a dozen NOBO's and 2 SOBO's on the trail. Also spoke with John, the BSP-AT representative. He said there are many hikers arriving to finish their AT journey and all were very respectful of the BSP rules and regulations.  
Name: Rick S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-06 
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