Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Brother, Fort Mountain, ME
Trails: Marston Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Marston Trail does not require a reservation and at 6:30 am we whizzed right through the gate. Please obey the speed limit, we met some jerks on the Tote Road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hop-able, and amazingly dry trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well signed and blazed. Bushwhack is more herd path than bushwhack, foot bed is mostly easy to follow but very scratchy and thick in places and some pain in the butt blowdowns to go under and around in the col.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not permitted 
Bugs: just a few mean buzzers 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Congratulation to Bria for completing the NE67 and congratulations to Alberta for her NE67 finish too--she was sitting on the summit when we arrived! I led the three of us over to Fort and yes we all got one good scratch that drew a drop of blood! The Marston Trail was unbelievably dry, in fact I was shocked that even the last 8/10th was dry. This seemed like a cakewalk compared to our all the Katahdin Peaks adventure the previous day and we enjoyed the pleasant hiking greatly. The temptation to visit South Bro and Coe was high but we had a long drive home ahead of us. I was super happy to return to these peaks and Bria could not have asked for a better Baxter days for her first time here.  
Name: Nordic Gal, Bria 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-29 
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