Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Blueberry Mountain, ME
Trails: White Cairn Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail, Overlook Loop, Stone House Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked near route 113 and walked one mile to the "Summer" parking lot on Stone House road to begin the loop. Too much spring snow, mud, ice, and ruts to drive that road now unless you have a Jeep. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No difficult brook crossings, but a lot of standing water on Blueberry Ridge trail near the summit,on outlook loop, and on Stonehouse trail. The current in Rattle pool seems to strong at the moment to allow safe swimming. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Someone has done a great job with the Cairns. Either they were refreshed recently, or they were done sturdily to survive the Winter. Particularly on Stone House trail, there are lots of small branches and leaves on the path and in the water bars. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs or people seen, but there were a few paw and boot prints. EZ trail for dogs. 
Bugs: One fly. Zero ticks. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Interesting loop. Thanks to the CTA for the blazing and maintenance.Trails very humid in places, but it's normal due to the thaw and the heavy rain the day before. Entirely bare-bootable, but with care in some wet spots. Waterproof boots and/or gaiters recommended. The ice and snow on Stonehouse road might make you think there's snow higher up but there is none on the trails besides small patches.  
Name: Al S 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-14 
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