Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Blueberry Mountain (attempt), ME
Trails: Stone House Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is .2 miles down stone house road which is used as a connector for snowmobile trails. Road is snow packed but is easily navigated. Limited room off the snowmobile corridor for 2-3 cars right now. Walk the road to the summer parking lot - about a mile and then .5 miles to the actual trail head. 
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: A few trickles breaking through the snow but no difficulty 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No Blazing past the wilderness Boundary but trail is easy to follow even with the snow cover 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Generally an easy one but the deep snow right now might be challenging. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Looking for a short afternoon hike and thought this would be an easy trip to a great view but the snow ended up making it a challenge. No traffic on this trail for a while as it was unbroken before the 2 of us started. Walked the road in 4-6 inches of powder on top of a packed base (the road had been plowed at some time in the past); some drifting as you cross the airstrip to the trail head. Heading up the trail started with 4-6 inches of powder at the trailhead which kept getting deeper as we continued. Past Rattlesnake gorge trail was nothing but unpacked powder - we spent much of the time breaking through powder over our knees. We made it to the steep section about .3 mile below the top before turning around. There is a good track up to this point but you'll still want snowshoes as it is unconsolidated. For those going beyond our turnaround point plan on breaking trail through a couple feet of loose powder.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-18 
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