|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Low Aziscohos Mountain, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, August 22, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking is along side of road off ME 16. Ample parking along skirt of road. Note that trailhead is not visible from road. Trailhead is approximately 1.2 miles from dam, refer to directions on www.mainetrailfinder.com. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||None, well blazed with red blazing. |
||Three cute dogs having an awesome time. No obstacles for 4 legged types. |
||Very few. We are entering the “prime time” for Maine hiking. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lovely 3.4 mile hike to an awesome summit atop Lower Aziscohos mountain. Should you desire to bushwhack to the true summit, have at it. That bushwhack looks, uh, time consuming and frustrating with all the dense foliage... but there is rumor of a register jar over there.|
This is a straight forward hike that is “mild” by Maine standards. No super steep scrambles, rock faces or exposed areas. Novice hikers would have no issues following the trail.
This hike is worth the drive just for the views alone. Katahdin was hiding today but the Whites, Saddleback, Bemis, Old Blue and a litany of other peaks were in full view. Also in view were the Rangeley lakes (Cupsuptic, Rangeley Lake, Upper and Lower Richardson, even peeking out was Mooselookmaguntic).
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.