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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Snow Mountain (Chain of Ponds), ME
Trails
Trails: North Road, snowmobile corridors, Snow Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 9, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area just off Rt. 27 is large and well-plowed. Round Mt. Pond Road has been plowed until about 1/2 mile from the summer parking area. But it is gated and has to be walked.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There is a crossing just after the summer parking area. Today it was snow-bridged but with clear open sections and it may prove tricky as the melt continues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few short sections with heavy, wet, unconsolidated snow but otherwise good conditions for canines.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: North Road (aka Round Mt. Pond Road), Snowmobile Corridors, Fire Warden's Herd Path (aka Snow Mtn. Trail)

Spring / Mid-April type conditions today. Very mixed.

I was able to ski in and out to about 2,700 ft. It just worked today but the road is down to just minimal snow/ice coverage with many bare spots. With the balmy temperatures continuing (plus rain expected) I think it will be frustrating to attempt this again for the remainder of the season (unless we get more snow, of course). However, it is now an easy road-walk.

Snow-mobile tracks continued for a short section up the Fire Warden's herd path but stopped at the cliff-band. Boot tracks from thereon but they stopped about 1/4 mile from the summit. The last section had many bend-overs and the trees are loaded with "concrete" snow. However, it is just a short section.

 
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-10 
Link
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