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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks West Baldpate Mountain (attempt), East Baldpate Mountain (attempt), Table Rock, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Table Rock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Grafton Notch hiking parking lot is well plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing major or particularly dangerous, but since the trail has been lightly traveled as of late, the snowbridges over some of the small drainages are weak and it's possible to break through up to one's waist even with snowshoes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Our initial plan was to summit East Baldpate from Grafton Notch. However, we had to break trail past the upper end of the Table Rock Trail. We made it as far as the Baldpate shelter where we had lunch then turned back. We still had a great time and managed to catch a view as we hit Table Rock on our way back. The log at the shelter showed only two other parties had been up that far in March and it seems they had nearly the same trail breaking experience as us. We were kind of surprised because we've hiked Baldpates in the winter numerous times over the years and it's always been well traveled. But this has been a snowy March. It's probably safe to say if you're thinking of trying to summit Baldpates from the west in the next few weeks, be prepared to break trail in fairly deep snow past the shelter spur. Enjoy!  
Name
Name: Ryan Walker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-25 
Link
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