Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cadillac Mountain, ME
Trails: Cadillac South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 23, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Along Rte 3 across from entrance to Blackwoods campground 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of any note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few small blowdowns below the eagle crag spur none more than a few inches in diameter 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Normally fine but deep snow in places would be difficult for some 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Headed up to hit the trail right after the last storm and was first on the trail Friday. A few inches of new snow on a nicely packed trail up to the Eagle Crag junction, above that the snow became more serious, lots of deep snow drifts to plow though from Eagle Crag to the featherbed - snowshoes a must! There was no sign of the previous track which the wind and snow had erased but I kept fairly true to the trail with a few stretches of a dozen yards or so where I would lose the trail and then re-acquire but the track gets you there. Once above the steep section at the featherbed there is largely bare rock for the next .5 miles up to nearly the west face junction. Above this back into snow requiring snowshoes. Hooked onto the summit road at the blue hill overlook which was packed by snowmobile traffic. Met one hiker up top that came up the north ridge trail who indicated he broke the trail out through deep and drifted snow - he opted to head down the road rather than heading back down the trail. Heading back down the south ridge trail met 2 other hikers in snowshoes that and traffic on Saturday and Sunday (hopefully in snowshoes and not booting it!) should mean a well established trail though I'd still bring the snowshoes for the next few days.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-25 
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