|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Lord Hill, Lord Hill Mine, ME|
||Horseshoe Pond Trail, Conant Trail, Mine Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 21, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Room for a few cars on side of Deer Hill Road |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||a few tiny ones. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Superb! Great signs and blazes! Thank you, CTA! |
||Bring water and respect private land. |
||I forgot to mention yesterday that there are TICKS! |
|Lost and Found:
||Much better luck from this side! Nice footbed for the most part. LOVE walking on pine needles. Lord Hill itself doesn't have the views, continue a couple minutes more and there are ledges. There are also blueberries there just starting to ripen. This was a good hike for a hot day, because most of it was in the shade. Evergreen sections felt 10 degrees cooler. We descended on the Mine Loop. Interesting site - a former mica mine. There is an old abandoned refrigerator there. Nice descent, then the trail takes a sharp turn, bringing you back to the Conant Trail. A lot of this is either flat or gradual. Stone walls and another foundation. Brings you back to the Horseshoe Pond Trail and to your car before you know it.|
Almost forgot - the hike practically starts with a grave! Olive Styles, from the 19th century.
We'll be back to get there portions we missed!
||Beckie and Prema |
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.