|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Midway Pond, Mountain Pond, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||She had an easier time than we did |
|Lost and Found:
||Black diamond ski pole baskets ||
||Hiked to Midway pond from Saddleback rd, trail was almost completely snow covered. Midway pond is still ~1/3 ice-covered. Then drove to Mountain pond trail on Edleweis rd. Trail was clear of snow for first 1.5 miles then deep rotten snow on the flat portion. Pond is free of ice. |
If anyone goes hiking in the Bigalows, I'm interested in tracking the ice-break up on Horns and Cranberry ponds. I am a researcher at University of Maine and am studying the ecological influence of variability in ice-out. If you could mention the status of the ice on these ponds, or these pond or other high elevation ponds that would be so helpful! Thanks.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.