|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Jordan Pond, ME|
||Jordan Pond Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 7, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The parking area at Jordan Pond, as well as the part of the Park Loop Rd leading to it, are plowed. Only car in the lot both at the start and end of the hike. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All were frozen solid, particularly the one at the outflow at the south end of the pond. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Nearly the entire length of the Jordan Pond Path was untrodden and heavily drifted over- some of the drifts were quite deep. Fortunately, the snow was hard and crusty for the most part, so I didn't sink very deep. I'd still recommend snowshoes, particularly with the incoming warming of the temps. Great views as always, and the pond was frozen solid, so I walked onto it a few times to get some views that aren't normally seen.|
Originally planned to hike Pemetic Mountain, plus a couple other short hikes afterward, but it was just too cold and windy. Plus, I forgot my hiking boots (only footwear I had was a pair of steel toed work boots), and my clothing was very damp after the hike, so I called it a day early. I'll be back for Pemetic once things warm up.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.