Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails: Fire Warden's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 6, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: My low clearance vehicle sustained a few loud scary thumps on the way in but was undamaged. Take it slow and easy if you have a car like this. The last half mile is the worst, but doable. At the T intersection, the trailhead is straight ahead but the sign may be obscured by branches and leaves; there is a parking lot for several cars just to the left of the T. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I lost track of the number of water crossings on the way up and tried to count them on the way down. It wasn't that easy. I got 7-11 or more, depending on which ones are big enough to count and which ones are actually running at any given time. The most complicated are the first one, a few tenths in from the trailhead, and the second to last one. The first one has a huge downed tree that can be walked or scooted across, making things much easier. All of them are below the MATC campsite. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Thank you MATC for keeping this trail in such good shape. There was a significant rain event three days earlier so there were many wet areas especially in the lower half. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There is very little mountain water beyond the campsite. 
Bugs: They were mostly gnats and a few mosquitoes, and not very bad. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: If I'm not mistaken, the old firewarden's cabin site is now an MATC campsite with several tent pads, a privy, and water sources nearby. This is a great hike with a lot of variety: deciduous and mixed forest with brooks down low, conifer zone in the last mile to treeline, talus slopes alternating with treed areas from there to the top, and multiple false summits. The views are fantastic. The trail and cairns above treeline are easy to follow.  
Name: peaksseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-08 
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