|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bald Mountain, Speckled Mountain, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 15, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The road leading up to the parking lot was muddy, potholes, a section looked like it had washed away. Drive slowly for the last mile or so. |
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||rock hopping, minimal crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were a few blowdowns near the start of the Bald Mt. trail |
|Lost and Found:
||unknown - blue blazed trail|
This was a great hike with some excellent views to the west and the surrounding area. The hike up Bald Mt was relatively clear from all snow and ice except for a short section where the trail leaves the pond. The majority of the snow/slush/ice was going from Bald Mt to Speckled Mt. The trail was covered in soft slushy snow that I was able to bareboot by following someone else's postholes. I don't know if it's worth bringing snowshoes since the trail seems pretty quiet. There was a long section of uphill icy ledges that you'd want microspikes for. One of my new favorite hikes in the area.
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.