|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Burnt Hill, ME|
||Burnt Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 30, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||the trailhead is at the end of bigelow mountain road at sugarloaf mountain resort. there is no parking at the trailhead, but is available in the main lot near the base lodge and hotel. the new maine mountain gives a good description of reaching the trailhead from the hotel so i will defer to that.
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||the trail fairly early on makes a quick cross and recross of a large brook. crossings low today, but could be impassable in high water. both crossings could be avoided by a short bushwhack. there was one smaller brook higher up that was easily crossed today. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||some stepover blowdowns along the route. i cut out the one duck under. |
|Lost and Found:
||the trail was a mix of dry and wet footing with some greasy rock/ledge. minor mud along the route with some bigger pits as the trail approaches the ridge and treeline. above treeline the footing was generally dry and the trail reasonably well marked with small cairns and blazes. in low visibility navigation could be difficult. nearing the summit there are poles, presumably for winter ski navigation, that roughly follow the route of the trail. the summit views are fantastic and provide a nice perspective on the surrounding peaks. |
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.