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Peaks
Peaks Puzzle Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Grafton Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot on Rte 26 with room for 12 cars was full today. 2/3 of plates from Maine and 1/3 from Massachusetts 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of small crossings all easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous small trunks 2 - 6 inch diameter across the trail in the first 1.5 miles all easy stepovers 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike on the lower part with lots of water for sips. Some were slipping and sliding on the snow/ice up higher. Many canines out today. 
Bugs
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A good example of conditions at trailhead don't match conditions higher up! The lower section was mainly dry with a few minor spots of mud. Once past the sign for the stewart family preserve where you enter the pines small patches of ice started and quickly the trail is mix of solid ice and wet and slippery snow. Traction needed from this point to the top. The upcoming storm may cover this with a new layer of snow. Lots of amazing views starting at the view ledge about 2 miles in and other spots along the way to the west summit. Sunny skies and clear conditions this day. Met one couple that had taken the Woodsum spur loop they indicated similar ice and snow and described the current conditions as "challenging." For those in the area definitely a worthwhile hike. Make sure and stop by the Puzzle Mountain Bakery - a roadside stand with great pies and some awesome Maple cream cookies among other treats.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-26 
Link
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