|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Goose Eye Mountain, ME|
||Wright Trail, Mahoosuc Trail, Goose Eye Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 30, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Sunday River road is paved or is nicely graded gravel. Bull Branch Road is gravel and in good condition. The roads are passable for all vehicles. The parking is just uphill of the trailhead right before the road is cordoned off to vehicular traffic. Perhaps ten or so vehicles would fit in the parking area (both sides of the road) |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All brooks were easy to cross |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No obstacles across the trails. Nice rock lined water diversion trenches in the lower half of the Wright trail. The low sags between the open ledge stretches are muddy with deteriorated bog bridges. Rock stepping stones or bog bridges would be helpful in these wet muddy spots. |
||Saw one dog that had walked up the Wright Trail. Some dogs may have trouble on the ledges on the Wright Trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||It has been six years since I last hiked up to Goose Eye Mountain via the Wright Trail. The trail has great footing with easy grades up to the MBPL campsite. Thereafter the grade steepens with somewhat rougher footing. The ledge areas are fine when dry but may be troublesome on a wet day. Expect to get your footwear muddy as there are spots where there is boot sucking muck. As noted earlier, the placement of rocks or bog bridges would preserve the trail. The Mahoosuc Trail has bog bridges in fairly good condition although many are just barely above the mud surface.|
Saw no other hikers on the Wright Trail. Saw one couple with a dog on the Mahoosuc Trail who had accessed the ridge via the Wright Trail.
Great views from both West Peak and East Peak. Nice foliage color in the valleys as seen from the open ridges and bare summit areas. Red blueberry leaves and white reindeer lichen on the ledges. Colorful mushrooms on the Wright Trail near Goose Eye Brook.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.