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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Number 4 Mountain (Kokadjo), ME
Trails
Trails: Number 4 Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: This is tricky. We started hiking where the Logan Brook Rd. leaves the Frenchtown Rd. You are not supposed to park on the Frenchtown Rd. and the Logan Brook Rd. is unplowed. There are no pull-outs to park at. We were lucky to find someone with a camp nearby. They had space for us to park 1 car - and gave us permission. We used that and shuttled the other cars out to a plowed area at the head of the Frenchtown Rd. The Frenchtown Rd. is plowed, but packed snow and ice. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clear trail, no blowdowns! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Deep powder. Would need to attach a bicycle flag to a dog to be able to find it. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not one. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: If you want to get a winter summit of #4, now is the time to do it. Seven people from the Bangor Outdoor Club broke out the trail. No sign of it having been broken out previously this winter. First 2.4 miles was on unplowed road. Snowmobile traffic had packed it down. The 1.8 miles on trail were a different story. Lots of loose powder. There was a thin crust a few inches under the powder, but it would rarely hold you up. Under that was more powder, much more. Once we got to the steeper section progress slowed. We stayed to the old trail (the old fire wardens trail) for much of the steeper section. Eventually the drifts were just too deep, waist deep in places. So we switched to the newer trail which switchbacks across the the old fire wardens trail. All of us were glad for a little wind packed snow near the summit. I suspect this trail does not get broken out often during the winter, so if you want to do it, now is the time. A little over 8 miles round trip.  
Name
Name: Frosty & Magoo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-02 
Link
Link: http://www.robertpottle.com/outside/ 
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