Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Grafton Notch parking for Old Speck and Baldpate had 6" of fresh snow but otherwise was plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen or w/ log crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: Frozen 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: The trail was broken 75% of the way but last 25% was unbroken with a few wrong turns from another party. It is now broken out to the top of West peak and then a little ways to East Peak but turned around due to time restraints. When following the trail near the top (last half mile) if you take a left at each of the forks of broken trail (always bear left at each fork) then you will follow the correct path to the summit. Suprisingly this trail usually requires some traction for the last mile or so but there is so much snow I never had to put on crampons or creapers.... snowshoes were all that were needed.  
Name: Lucas Hartford 
E-Mail: lucas at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-15 
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