Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, ME
Trails: Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Warden's Trail, Horns Pond Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stratton Brook Pond Road is plowed for about 0.1 miles. There is space for 3-4 cars at the end but need to be careful not to block access to the snow mobile trails or the driveways. 
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 were easy to navigate around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs out there. 
Bugs: No Issues. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found. 
Comments: Did this one with Colin and a cast of various characters. The road was packed down by snow mobile traffic and the Fire Warden's Trail was packed out by other snow shoes past the junction with the Horns Pond Trail. The Horns Pond Trail was not broken out but we could see a faint glimpse of the track left earlier in the week. The route up to Horns Pond was relatively easy while the trail from there up to the sum it was easy but pretty steep (steeper than I remember it). The trail was packed down by ten on the way up and six on the way down - the other four went on to summit the other Bigelows in a loop so that route is packed out too.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-30 
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