Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Jackson Mountain, Tumbledown Mountain, ME
Trails: Little Jackson Connector, Little Jackson Trail, Pond Link, Tumbledown Mountain Trail, Parker Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Designated parking is signed 3.7 miles up dirt Byron Road. Low clearance vehicles will have no issue with this well maintained road. Met one logging truck; please remember to yield to logging trucks.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hopable, even with the downpour going on today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pond Link remains overgrown, severe in parts. It is nicely blazed and blow downs discarded. As many times as I hike this little connector trail, I can still not keep up with the zealous growth of Maine‚Äôs understory on lesser used trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None! They were hiding from the rain. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had these mountains all to myself today. Little Jackson has enough well placed carins, travelled footpaths, and bright blue blazes that I had no issue following the trail even with very limited visibility from the thick clouds and rain. The rocks above tree line on Little Jackson are pocked, keeping them from becoming slick even in the downpour. Plus none of these rocks are the exposed ledge type. The trail keeps you a very safe distance from any potential drop offs.

Parker Ridge and Tumbledown Mountain trails are more used, thus the rocks were more worn and more slick. As I was soaked anyway, I just went down the few (and short) steep sections on my rear end. Was kinda like a slide...  
Name: Remington34 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-04 
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