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Peaks
Peaks Burnt Meadow Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Burnt Meadow Trail, Twin Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Some mud and ruts but overall the lot is fine. Driving out of the lot on to Route 160 can be tricky as the line of sight is restricted. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The brook crossing on the Twin Brook trail was a rock hop. The water level was higher than in the summer but it is not a significant crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition. There are some wet/muddy spots in the cut over section of the Twin Brook Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Heard one dog.  
Bugs
Bugs: Saw some including a butterfly or moth. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a water bottle left at the trailhead sign. 
 
Comments
Comments: The Burnt Meadow Trail to North Peak has some ledge sections which may be slippery when wet. Today the surfaces were all dry and free of snow. Unfortunately a human or dog recently defecated in the trail.

There were small patches of snow on the Twin Brook Trail somewhat below the summit of North Peak. No need for traction. The Twin Brook Trail passes through the upper reaches of a working forest that was recently harvested. The blazes in this section aid in following the trail. The small mossy cascades by the Twin Brook Trail were attractive today. In the summer the brook often has a meager flow. A section of the Twin Brook trail passes at the foot of a talus slope from an adjacent ridge.

Nice to get out without carrying or wearing winter gear.

 
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-24 
Link
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