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Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car around on a chilly weekday!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Easy climbs over a handful of recent blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Keep them leashed and they'll be fine  
Bugs
Bugs: :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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!  
Name
Name: Unstrung 
E-Mail
E-Mail: fretless@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-08 
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