|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, ME|
||Abol Trail, Baxter Peak Cutoff, Saddle, Northeast Basin|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, February 22, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Golden Road has patchy ice sections but very drivable. Parking lot at Abol Bridge is pure ice. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.