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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is well plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily crossable or hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: As someone mentioned previously, there's an amazing amount of snow on Baldpate and Old Speck. Driving in there's not too much, and then like a mile from the trailheads it's like driving into winter. There was snow this week at higher altitudes, so all the trees were covered in snow and ice at the summits, making them sag down to face level. I started early, and the trail was frozen solid all the way to East. Light traction was nice but mostly unnecessary, except for the ascent up East, where crampons probably wouldn't have hurt. Wind chill at the summit was in the teens; when I got to the base it was 55. Cool day.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-22 
Link
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