Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Tumbledown Mountain - East Peak, Tumbledown Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Brook Trail, Tumbledown Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked directly across from the eastern trailhead (on Byron Rd), but there is overflow parking a short distance down the road for very busy days. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some minor debris down low, but otherwise no issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great hike for dogs, but apparently the Loop Trail is not recommended for them, so I'll take their word for it and say keep the dogs off the Loop Trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Winter is coming... some running water, wet rock, and mud down low, but above the last couple brook crossings, there is some ice buildup, with a few scattered small snow/ice patches just off the footway. Some breakable crust and black ice from the last brook crossing to Tumbledown Pond, then it increases in frequency between the pond and West Peak. Microspikes not needed (not yet at least), but I'd err on the side of caution when it comes to the Loop Trail, as some of the steep scrambly sections could be tricky if icy.

Other than that, Tumbledown Mountain is an absolute gem. Didn't go to North Peak or Little Jackson due to a late start, but I was very impressed by what I did hike. The pond is a real oddity- looks like a crater lake. Another great ME hike in the books.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-09 
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