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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There are only a few spots at start of road. Only one other car/hiker when I left at 7AM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stable bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some bend-overs on Fire Warden and AT 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Stratton Brook Pond Road is very well packed down due to being a snowmobile route. After crossing the foot bridge and starting up Fire Warden, I continued bare-booting for about 3 miles and then attached snowshoes. In the steepest section my snowshoes were slipping and I tried on Hillsounds (light traction) and then went back to snowshoes wishing I had medium/full crampons for the steepest last 3/4 mile. Overall the trail was packed down well by previous snowshoers of several days ago but there was about 4-6 inches of fresh powder and then certain blown in areas. I tagged Avery with little effort trying to follow the blown in trail. Great views and some nippy wind. A mixture of bare spots on exposed areas and adjacent snowfield (hard and soft).  
Name
Name: Robie Gould 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robiegould@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-10 
Link
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