Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Big Moose Mountain (Greenville), ME
Trails: Big Moose Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The North Rd. is not plowed. There is no place to park. We found a very kind person to shuttle us to the North Rd. and pick us up when we were done. Thanks! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All either snow bridged or step over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Still the big double blow down near the top. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Currently you have to hike in 1.4 miles on the North Rd. to the trailhead. From there it is two more miles on trail to the summit. The North Rd. is well packed from snowmobile traffic. We only had two pass us. About the first half mile of trail was well packed. After that we were breaking trail the rest of the way. Once you gain a little elevation, there is so much snow. We were postholing in snowshoes up to our knees fairly regularly. Once you've gained a bulk of the elevation, the trail corridor is buried. The height at which they cut the branches back for summer use (about 7 feet?) was between our ankles and knees. This meant we were bushwhacking even when on trail. Slow and frustrating. It took us 4 hours and 45 minutes to reach the summit. The trail is broken now, but I'm not sure how much of that will remain after tomorrow's snow. It was a bluebird day at the summit. Surprisingly our first of the winter.  
Name: Frosty & Magoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-23 
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