|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Snow Mountain (Cupsuptic), ME|
||Logging road, bushwhack |
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 21, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Drove in from the South - 16 to Morton Cutoff, left on Lincoln Pond Rd, right on Green Top Rd, right on Portage Brook Rd, to Big Canyon, to Wiggle Brook Rd. But Wiggle Brook was not plowed very far - rest is snowmobile tracks. But we got to within 0.5 miles or so of the summer TH. Plenty of room to park here out of the way. All told we traveled 21.5 miles of plowed road. We had called Border Patrol in Rangeley on Friday to confirm road status and they report it is plowed all the way up to Cupsuptic Pond, though we did not travel that far. Road is not in great shape - some deep trenches that tossed around our Subaru Outback. Traveled this on Sunday - would not want to do this when logging trucks are out - some narrow spots and blind curves. Border Patrol recommends a CB radio tuned to Ch. 19 to keep tabs on the trucker movements on weekdays. Tim Pond Rd is not plowed.
||Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
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|Lost and Found:
||Snowmobile tracks up to 3000 ft. |
Lots of open woods - easy enough to pick good lines up to the top - even in the dark - as we started this one at 6pm. Mix of powder, base and breakable crust - just enough punching through to be a little frustrating. Last minute add on, since our first hike went faster than expected.... nice short easy hike - better than the drive in. ;)
||Jeff & Karine |
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.