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Peaks
Peaks Mt Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Abol Trail, Baxter Peak Cutoff, Saddle, Northeast Basin
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Golden Road has patchy ice sections but very drivable. Parking lot at Abol Bridge is pure ice. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Heavy rain and very warm weather followed by rapid freeze and return to more normal winter conditions have resulted in somewhat strange conditions.

The Tote Road is hard crusted snow and really not skiable (IMHO). But very easy walking / pulling sleds just using spikes.

Abol tr. below treeline is hardpacked snow. Above treeline (applies to both old and new route) is 85% rock and 15% ice. Hard to do without some traction but spikes are quite sufficient. All trails on the Tableland are mostly ice, some hard-packed snow-fields and some boney sections.

Hamnlin was my sole objective but conditions are the same for Baxter Peak.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-23 
Link
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