Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sargent Mountain, Penobscot Mountain, ME
Trails: Jordan Pond Carry, Jordan Pond Path, Deer Brook Trail, Sargent South Ridge, Penobscot Mountain Trail, Asticou and Jondan Pond Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Save the hassle and use the Island Explorer (service ends October 9) - all park roads were crowded and all lots were full with cars lining the road - shuttle took me to my starting point at the Bubbles and I caught the shuttle at Jordan Pond house to get back to town - couldn't have been easier 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The few minor crossings all easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Park requires pets on leash, many out enjoying the trails.  
Bugs: Winds kept them at bay this day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took a roundabout approach to these summits. Started at the bubbles trailhead, trekked on the carry path to Jordan Pond and up Deer brook to access the summits. After hitting Sargent backtracked and traversed Penobscot and took Asticou Jordan Pond Path back to Jordan Pond House - about 7.5 miles in all. All trails in great shape - High winds up top today 20-25 MPH sustained but there were still crowds out today. For those looking for the way less travelled make sure and continue on down the Penobscot trail after the spring trail junction (the short way back to the Jordan Pond house). It adds 2 miles but you'll get some great views overlooking Long Pond. That and it sees little traffic; met only one person on this 2.5 mile stretch as I crossed one of the carriage roads.  
Name: Brian From Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-24 
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