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Peaks The Triad, ME
Trails
Trails: Hunters Brook Trail, Triad Trail, carriage road, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small pull out along loop road at trailhead as well as one just before trailhead - room for 5 cars or so. NOTE: Once loop road closes will need to access this trailhead from Rte 3. Coming from Bar Harbor on Rte 3 go past the entrance to Blackwoods campground until you cross the bridge that goes over the loop road (about .5 miles down Rte 3 road I think). You can park along Rte 3 just past the bridge. Head down alongside the bridge and the trailhead is about 50 yards down the loop road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Numerous crossing of the brook on this trail. All rock hops but there were 2 that required stepping on submerged rocks so you'll want waterproof boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One 4 inch stepover in the stretch along the brook; lots of debris limbs on the lower half as it runs along the stream. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An easy canine hike though we didn't see any other than the two splashing in the brook at the trailhead. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Another day of taking a trail we had never visited. Cloudy conditions and humidity left everything damp today. Trail is along or near the brook for more than a mile. Trail has rough footing with lots of roots and also had its share of mud. It also jumps back and forth across the brook - some of the crossings will result in wet boots. At the point where the trail turns away form the brook and heads up the Triad there is an interesting stone foundation on the brook - for a bridge? Dam? Trail heads up the slope and crosses a carriage road before continuing up the Triad. We ran across two rocky stretches where the dampness made the rock very slick - could negotiate carefully though there were herd paths others had used through the trees. Took a left on the Triad trail 0.1 mile to the summit. Again given the dampness today we found the rock was quite slick. There was one spot that required care - others had again avoided by going through the brush. We planned to continue down the far side of the Triad to catch the rest of the hunters Brook trail. We came across a ledge which was wet and very slick but also had a steep dropoff that would hurt if you slipped. We opted to return for this part when the trail dried out so we retraced our steps back to the carriage road and followed it to the loop road; walked a mile on the loop road back to the car.  
Name
Name: Brian From Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-27 
Link
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