Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Table Rock (Grafton), ME
Trails: Table Rock Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot is mostly cleared, still has good capacity 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy, either via hop or snowbridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One minor blowdown on the AT spur leading to the summit 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ellie made it all look easy 
Bugs: Zero 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Blue hoddy/shirt on the Table Rock Trail 
Comments: I expected to see a bit of snow. On the drive there, everything was matching our expectations. However, the last mile of the drive took us from spring to winter. It was amazing how fast it changed and how much snow is still on Old Speck and the Baldpates. 1-2 feet is common at the valley floor(!), and it is very dense and yet soft, very granular. Everyone we met on the trail was just as surprised as us. We didn't have any traction (or anybody we met) and nearly turned back at the trailhead. We decided to give it a good, and with a great deal of care were able to complete our little loop hike (up the Table Rock Trail, then took the AT back down). The AT is much easier to go bare boot, but the Table Rock Trail is sketchy without traction. Fortunately the monorail is holding up well.  
Name: T Jordan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-21 
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