Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the end of the plowed section of Stratton Brook Pond Rd (it is not plowed very far). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: From the parking area, snowmobiles had actually broken the trail most of the way to the beginning of the Fire Warden's trail. From the trailhead, an AMC group had come through 2 weeks prior so the first part of the trail only had ~6-8 inches of new powder and it wasn't too difficult to break. We made our way most of the way up toward the col, and had ~0.5 miles left before the steep sections became very deep and difficult. Thankfully at that point another group of two showed up, and we had some help! We wore snowshoes the whole way, and it was all powder except for some sections above treeline were icy but not difficult to get through. Another pair came up behind us, so a total of 6 folks packed down the trail nicely, but the snow is still very soft so snowshoes are still recommended. Total mileage ~14.4 miles.  
Name: Marielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-21 
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