|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, November 7, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only one other car around on a chilly weekday! |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Easy climbs over a handful of recent blowdowns |
||Keep them leashed and they'll be fine |
|Lost and Found:
||The trail was wet through most of the middle sections and beginning to get pretty icy above the shelter. We were able to carefully step around the icy patches. We wear all in trail runners and didn't bring traction - there wasn't enough ice for microspikes but we met a southbound we who had been using ice creepers since around Frye Notch.|
We had hoped to go to East Peak but daylight was in short supply due to our late start, and it was beginning to feel borderline unsafe with increasing ice on the East Face of West Peak, so after taking a hundred pics of the gorgeous frosty viws, we turned back down the AT. No real snow yet but stuff is definitely getting wintery. Our camelbacks wanted to freeze so we were tucking them into our coats. Nice to be face to face with the rime again. Welcome home, winter!
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.