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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Fire Wardens Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The winter parking area is plowed and room for 3-4 cars. A section of Stratton Brook Pond Road - about a 1/4 mile in - is washed out. Water and unstable ice. The road will not be drivable before this is repaired in Spring.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open Water in a couple of the (minor) crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns and leaners on all the trails in the saddle - near the tentsite. Can cause a bit of navigational confusion. A few extras further down the Fire Warden tr. Nothing troublesome. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good conditions for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I skied past the Pond to where the trail starts heading up. Changed over to snowshoes and kept them on until I returned and changed back to skis.

Trails have been travelled but are not consolidated. Perfect for snowshoes. A couple of icy spots on the steep section between Moose Falls Tentsite and the saddle but overall very little ice.

Avery Peak above treeline is "boney".  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-19 
Link
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