|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Kennebago Mountain, ME|
||Access road, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, December 5, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The access road, off Rt 16, was plowed to ~ 1700’, where it takes a sharp L turn toward the West Peak of E Kennebago. Lots of extra area has been plowed at this corner allowing ample parking for multiple vehicles. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||According to Gaia this trip was 6.47 miles RT from where I parked. The road to the summer trailhead had been snowmachined prior to the last storm which left 2-3” powder on a firm base. The yellow blazed boundary cut off the skidder path was easily identified. Although I had inadvertently deleted my 3 season track, by heading generally uphill at the end of the blazes, I was fortunate to arrive directly at the summit canister. (I did have to bull my way through a 20’ section of snow laden young Balsams that were clearly off the herd path route).|
Even on the snow machined section, snowshoes were helpful. From the summer parking area, snow depths increased to 18”.
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.