Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. OJI, Barren Mountain, ME
Trails: Marston Trail, Mt. Coe Trail, Mt. OJI Link Trail, abandoned Mt. OJI Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: good parking at marston trailhead in baxter state park.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings could be readily rock hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some blowdown on all trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: only minor bugs at lower elevations and a non issue while moving. camping in the park the black flies were pretty obnoxious. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: we followed marston, mount coe and oji link trails to the summit of oji where there area fantastic views from a slightly lower open summit. this gave us a good look at our planned route to barren mountain. a short distance back down from the summit we followed the obvious, but abandoned, portion of the mount oji trail southeast for a bit before starting our bushwhack. leaving the old trail the woods were pretty tight heading down towards the small pond near the saddle between oji and barren. we skirted the pond to the north and found that staying low, below 3k, yielded reasoable woods and we made decent progress slabbing east. we eventually started angling up a bit towards the peak and at a good looking point northwest of the summit we headed up on a direct line. the ascent of the peak yielded the best woods of the bushwhack with some rough footing, but relatively open woods. we hit the ridge west of the summit and a vague herd path led up to the highpoint and its great views. leaving the summit we doubled back along the ridge then headed down trending a bit more west and then on a slightly higher line back towards the pond. the woods were often thicker and scrappier with more blowdown, but we hit the pond dead on and had some great views straight up to oji and coe. from the pond back up to the old oji trail we hit pretty much continuous tight "jail bar" spruce which slowed us down a bit. once back on the trails it was a nice hike back out to the marston trailhead. overall this was a good route to barren allowing for an ascent of oji as well. it took us about 10 hours to complete the route.  
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-14 
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