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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Pleasant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bald Peak Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot plowed with ice base but well sanded. Lots of room with only 4 cars at start and finish of my hike to the peak. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy crossings of one hop or so over one open and 2 or 3 frozen runoff minor streams. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: With permission from LELT, cut back one goosefoot maple and one hemlock hanging into trail. Trail solid and snowshoe groomed up to Sue's way split. Above there, the steeper incline strongly suggests microspikes or crampons, which worked well for me. Several people passed me with snowshoes on, which were an advantage especially near the top, where I postholed a few places just off the center of the trail. Beautiful sunny day, comfortable temps. in the 20s, with great views to the Whites! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 3 dogs enjoying their hike. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike! Great trail conditions with some traction device recommended. The side trail to Needle's Eye had not yet been broken out at midafternoon. Rest of the Bald Peak Trail to the summit well broken, solid bottom half but looser with a post hole here and there near the top. More trail maps needed in the box at start of trail.  
Name
Name: Beech  
E-Mail
E-Mail: anniebeech@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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