Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Libby Hill, ME
Trails: Lynx Trail, Moose Odyssey Trail, Harold Libby Trail, Outback Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking area for a half a dozen to a dozen cars. I was the fourth car to pull in at 5pm. None when I left at 7:15pm. The parking lot is just before the road turns to dirt.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Thayer Broom is easily rock hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are all profusely well blazed. Even the unofficial one that lead off property that starts at a sign labeled “Hidden Gem” had what looked like white plastic bags wrapped around trees every few feet. No blowdowns. Although the trails are impulsively blazed, there are no trail signs. Nothing that says (other than a trail map) that you are on Lynx or Harold Libby Trail or what have you. This made things quite confusing given all the trails and intersections. Throw Gaia into the mix which didn’t show all the trails and you’re in for a real treat. I wasn’t expecting trails signs with distances like in the Whites, but a small sign tacked on a tree with arrows and a trail name would have made things much, much easier.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen but this would be fine trails for dogs. There are signs that make it very clear that they just be leashed and in good verbal command at all times though.  
Bugs: I don’t recall. Probably. The black flies were out and annoying although not biting yesterday in the Mount Agamenticus area.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Another little post work Maine redline. The trails were dry except for some occasional mud and were in good condition and easy to follow due to over the top blazing. I often got confused because I would see blazes in the distance guiding me forwards where the trail clearly turned another way. The blaze of course was just further along The trail. The one complaint I have is that there is absolutely no signage. Nothing that says what trail you’re on. You’ve just got to figure it out from the maps or if you have the guidebook. There are maps attached to trees at most of the jcts but not all of them tell you where you are. Even when they do I still found it a bit confusing as there are just so many trails. I probably wouldn’t be fretting so much about this if I weren’t redlining though. The trails were nothing spectacular save the Outback Trail which leads to Moose Point which looks out over a bog which was very nice. It was great to hear the peepers, frogs, as other animals out there :) The Secret Garden of the Woods mentioned in the guidebook was also kind of cool.  
Name: Liam Cooney  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-21 
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