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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Howe Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Chimney Pond Trail, Cathedral Trail, Saddle Trail, Cathedral Cut-Off, Northwest Basin Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, North Peaks Trail, Hamlin Peak Cut-Off
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: This was a last minute trip so Roaring Brook CG was booked solid so we stayed at Abol and got an early start and drove over to Roaring Brook to get a parkin spot. We had no problem, though there was a steady line of cars rolling in as we were getting ready (6:30 am).  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hoppable or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All in excellent shape. All trails blazed very well. A few minor blowdowns on Saddle below treeline. Some signage above treeline is beyond weathered and worn. Footpath on North Peaks Trail is difficult to discern in places, it’s apparent not many people venture over there. It’s too bad because there are spectacular and unique views looking back at the Knife Edge, Baxter and Hamlin Peaks.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs are not allowed in Baxter SP 
Bugs
Bugs: Yes but it was incredibly windy all day so they didn’t bother us! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike. Cathedral is a new favorite. I always enjoy my time in BSP, even on the short visits.
Something to note: Dudley Trail is closed for the 2018 season.  
Name
Name: Whitney aka TipToe  
E-Mail
E-Mail: whitsilb at hotmail dot com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-23 
Link
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