Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, North Brother, ME
Trails: Abol Trail, Hunt Trail, Saddle Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, Baxter Peak Cutoff, Marston Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping on Marston.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Abol waterbars need cleaning. Marston trail has about two dozen blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day up in Baxtah! Lots of water on lower Abol. Kicked out some waterbars but they could use attention with a shovel. The reroute is basically in great shape. A light coating of snow and rime up high. Good visibility from all the peaks. Standing and running water on cutoff trail. Marston trail had tons of branches down which we moved and a couple dozen blowdowns which we did not. They are a mix of duck unders, stepovers, and a couple completely blocking the trail. The water crossings required hopping on submerged rocks but were easy. The upper section has a few areas flooded more than usual that were passable with care. The final pitch was just a running stream. Even with careful stepping we got a bit wet. Black ice in places that required attention. Back down without headlamps. Beautiful Hunters Moon to escort us back to Millinocket for some sustenance at the Scoodic. Thanks to Steve for dragging me along!  
Name: Mischief and Mayhem 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-03 
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