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Peaks
Peaks Monument Hill, ME
Trails
Trails: Red Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few spaces in a small pullover on North Road in Leeds. One car was there before us, gone when we returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Moderate. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Unlike Mt. Pisgah on the other side of Lake Androscoggin, we had this short hike to ourselves. The blazing has changed since the description in the latest (10th) Ed. of the AMC Maine Guide. The loop trail to the summit is blazed entirely in red. A short blue-blazed connector joins the two sides of the loop about halfway up.

The highlight is a Civil War monument in the middle of nowhere, you might say, erected by Leeds native son Gen. O.O. Howard, of Civil War and Howard University fame.

The AMC Guide speaks of summit views east but the only ledges we found looked west.  
Name
Name: Amicus 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mcsamicus@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-14 
Link
Link: http://amicus.smugmug.com/Hiking/2018/Both-Sides-of-Androscoggin-Mt-Pisgah-and-Monument-Hill-July/ 
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