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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Chimney Pond Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Saddle Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, Chimney Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty far far away at abol Bridge lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well when you are 6 1/2’ higher, can’t say much for trail conditions. They had the below treeline flagged with orange tape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not in this park 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Loat nothing and found nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: Well can not say enough great things about this trip. We could not have any better weather either. We started for a sunrise hike and began at 5:20am from the bunkhouse. We got some colors on hamlin ridge trailand we were following the skiiers from the day before, before we hit treeline is where we had to break trail as it was knee deep powder under a hard top. Once we got to treeline the trail went immediatelt straight up. Once we got to the top of this sketch section it was wind blown rocks with snow around the ridge. 4/6 switched into crampons. We made it to the summit with no issues and barely any winds. We headed down the other sixe and headed towards baxter... it wasn’t even 9 in the morning yet. The col didn’t have barely any wind and we headed for the bug guy. The ground was like frozen wind blown feathers. We were shocked to see others at the peak, some from cathedral trail, and others from abol trail, everyone was in aw of how nice it was to grab Katahdin in the winter and no be freezing. We hung out for a while then headed back the same way we came. That is where we met some skiers (Bill!) who had hiked up saddle trail (looked sketch for sure). Once we got back up and over hamlin our entire group switched to crampons. We made it back to treeline no issue and the sun already made some warm trails with postholing. Great time, and now no reason to not start the winer 67 list.  
Name
Name: Danielle, monkey, suzanne, dolores, alison, gavin 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Navychik72@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-06 
Link
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