Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, ME
Trails: Abol Trail, Saddle Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Baxter Peak Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We camped in the park, so were the first car in the lot. You may need a day use pass for this lot, ask BSP. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of note. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Aside from Baxter Peak Cutoff, the rest of the trails are in great shape. Baxter Peak Cutoff needs some serious brushing In the krumholtz section. There was also significant water in the same area. Wear waterproof boots or plan on wet feet on this trail. Please do not walk alongside the trail to avoid the water, it is damaging to this sensitive area. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not allowed in Baxter 
Bugs: none of note. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Came across a wounded hiker, being assisted by two park rangers. Saw the helicopter later transporting her out.
Beautiful sunny day to wander around above treeline on this magnificent mountain.
It was a mad house on Baxter Peak as many through hikers were celebrating. Even busy on Hamlin Peak, as a group with 4 members finishing their 67 4k peaks were celebrating there too.  
Name: Rainman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-11 
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