Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Snow Mountain (Chain of Ponds), ME
Trails: Round Mountain Pond Road, Snow Mountain Road, logging roads, Snow Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is active logging going on in the area and North Road/Round Mountain Pond Road is plowed 2.8 miles into where the road splits - Round Mountain Pond Road to the left and and an unnamed road to the right. I spoke with the crew chief to ensure we would be OK to park at the junction and not only did he say yes (since there wasn't any traffic planned for that area) he also drove down and plowed some spots for us to park. Not sure this possible all of the time since there might be logging traffic along the unnamed road and it's not wide enough to park. There is space for one or two cars in the "notch" he plowed for us. The road is narrow and we had to squeeze by a logging truck. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few blowdowns that we had to (easily) navigate around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs out there today. 
Bugs: No issues. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found. 
Comments: Did this one with Monica, Colin, and a couple of different groups - all together there were twelve of us. There was no evidence that anyone had been on this route recently so it was snowshoes and trail breaking all day. The larger group made this much easier. The road walk to the summer trailhead was "easy" and then the route up towards Snow Mountain Pond was pretty straightforward. After you make the turn to the north there is pink flagging - not really needed since its fairly obvious where there the trail is. The only trick spot was at about 3,280. The trail looks like it continues straight but it takes a sharp left up the steep rocks. We managed to get up and down in snow shoes but you should leave a little extra time for this little section.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-29 
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