NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
Home
|
Maine
|
Massachusetts
|
New Hampshire
|
RI/CT
|
Vermont
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Blue Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, mostly easy to step over or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Some bare spots on the first steep climb, then progressively deeper snow. Someone did a lot of deep postholing for the first two miles. Lots of moose postholes beyond. Despite a mid-morning start, snow was firm, but I used snowshoes to bridge the gaping postholes. Very little exposed ice. Snow pack on last steep climb puts branches starting at waist height, so lots of ducking and weaving and knocking snow off branches. Tree branches were shedding their icy coating all afternoon. Amazing 360 views from the summit, thanks to the snow pack for making me taller than the scrub trees. Trail north from the summit is unbroken.  
Name
Name: Emily 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2018, All Rights Reserved