|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Snow Mtn (Chain of Ponds), ME|
||North Rd, ATV trails, Old Fire Warden trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, March 5, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Logging is over and North Rd is now gated at Rte 27. Sign said gate will be closed from Feb. 2018 until May 2018. Plenty of room to park before gate. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All are bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Was hoping to still find the road open and plowed however they stopped logging sometime in Feb and we found the road gated, which turned this hike into a 17-ish mile day. Lots of snowmobile traffic for first few miles until Sports Camp Rd then only a single snowmobile track that went all the way up to Snow Mtn Pond and a little further. We were able to bareboot to half mile below the pond, then wore snowshoes to summit and back down to summer TH. Above the pond we broke out 10” of sugary snow on top of a good base. The Old Fire Warden Trail was easy to navigate - a pretty good corridor all the way to the summit. Found a bypass to the right of the icy ledge scramble at 3,400 ft. Lots of moose sign just below the summit cone. The Pond was all frozen over and very pretty - well worth the short detour.|
Started out socked in, but the clouds lifted in the afternoon. A great day out - this one finished our winter NEHH! Woohoo!
||Jeff & Karine |
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.