Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, Bigelow Mountain - North Horn, ME
Trails: Fire Warden's Trail, Appalachian Trail, Horns Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One pickup at 7AM when I arrived and none at 4PM. Parking available for over 20 vehicles at the end of the Stratton Pond Road which is about 2 miles in from Route 16. It is also narrow and rough in places. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One wooden bridge over Stratton Brook, several with bog bridge, others were simple rock hops across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: About 5 blowdowns on the Fire Warden's trail, several on the A.T. and about 6 on the Horns Pond Trail, all were step over, duck under or walk around. A group of 8 Maine A.T. Club volunteers went on the Horns Pond Trail on 10/26/19 and cleared about a hundred blowdowns across the trail from the wind/rain storm of the previous week. (see MATC facebook page for more info and pictures. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: A great day after the second recent wind/rain event. Temps from 30 to 45 and clear blue sky and a light breeze at times on the ridge. Saw 3 hikers. The trail was wet in places and also had some ice above 3500 feet. The leaves are all on the ground so that opens up views on the trail of the surrounding peaks. Also great views from the peaks and ridge.  
Name: Rick S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-02 
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