|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Albany Mountain, ME|
||Albany Mountain Trail, Albany Mountain Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 17, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Great lot, plenty of room. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Many dry beds and a few small streams.
There is a crossing through a beaver marsh in the beginning, but not difficult. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||WMG 30th edition tells about extensive beaver flooding on either end (we started from the FR 18 end) led to a reworking of the trail. Sections of the Albany Notch trail had been abandoned. This whole trail is called Albany Mtn Trail. The sign at the parking lot says Albany Notch, but this is the right place. Small signs with arrows have been placed to keep you from going off trail. Great maintenance, more about it in comments section. |
||Bring water, watch those ledges, and don't let them onto the vegetation on top. |
||Very few. |
|Lost and Found:
||A lot of artistry in stone on this trail. Lower section has great water bars, steps, and even a couple sluices where small streams cut across trail. Many small cairns lead you all over the summit and ledges so you don't miss a view. |
By book, this is a rather short hike, but one could easily spend a day here. Many different views in different directions. Beautiful trees, especially the stands of red pine. I'd like to come back and try it from its southern end.
||Beckie and Prema |
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.