Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Big Bald Peak, ME
Trails: Bald Peak Trail, Sue's Way, North Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot for Bald Peak Tr isn't plowed out terribly well, room for maybe 6 cars on the left & 2 parked parallel on the right 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One saw 1 dog 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There's a smaller Nalgene sitting at the TH when we got there, blue with black lid, some stickers and frozen liquid. 
Comments: Bald Peak Tr was great - could go either way with snowshoes or microspikes. Sue's Way to tower was in pretty decent shape so again, either snowshoes or spikes. North Ridge Tr from the tower to the junction with Bald Peak Tr was rough. It was packed out at some point but now, it's got a bunch of post holes - some are small snowshoe size. Going around the backside, you couldn't really wear snowshoes though since it's rather narrow with a drop off. The new Janine's Overlook is nice but not marked and the boot/snowshoe path is more well defined over to the new overlook than it is for the rest of North Ridge Tr to the summit of Big Bald - we did end switching to snowshoes from the overlook to the summit (ps the overlook isn't on the map I could find online from Loon Echo Trust). We used microspikes on our descent on Bald Peak Tr - snowshoes would have been skis down, especially until the junction for Sue's Way.  
Name: Alisha 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-23 
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