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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: None.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were fine. No issues. All very easily crossable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: New blowdowns that clearly occurred since this last wind event on 11/3/2018.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I wouldn't bring mine due to the black ice and significant exposure on West Baldplate.  
Bugs
Bugs: This can't be serious.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Above 2000' about 2-4" of wet snow. About 50% of the AT was running water. Didn't need microspikes until about 200' below the summit of West Baldplate. There was flow ice there. The trail from there on out was intense. The shoulder of East Baldplate was treacherous due to significant ice flows. Really needed crampons on a mountaineering axe. Took 2 sliding falls and feel fortunate be okay. Wind was intense, constant at about 25, 30mph, gusting into the 50s.

 
Name
Name: Dee Trizzle 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-04 
Link
Link: http:// 
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