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Peaks Elephant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road looks like its getting plenty of logging use. Plowed but rutted up from the recent thaw withe logging trucks driving over it. My Outback got all the way to "trailhead" 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dixie had a blast 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my Ice axe at the summit. Put it down to take a picture of Dixie with the elephant nose. 
 
Comments
Comments: Completed Elephant. With the recent thaw and freeze, the snow was pretty stable except of some spruce traps. During my path up I started aiming directly at the summit a little too early. This lead to some really tough spruce walls and spruce traps that neither Dixie or I liked very much (nor my pack which ripped at some point). Summit canister was frozen so I was unable to open it. Took some pics with Dixie wearing the elephant nose and came back a little further down the ridge between the elephants. You can spend a lot more time in the fir waves to get back down to the overgrown trail. It was a much easier hike down than up.  
Name
Name: jmgeary 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jmgeary09@gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-25 
Link
Link: http:// 
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