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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Tumbledown Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Byron Rd is snow free and dry from the Weld side. Parking is in a signed lot just past the trailhead. The only two other cars there today (plus mine) all parked in the lot and not on the skirt across from the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Spring run off has made water levels quite high. Beautiful waterfalls right now. Exercise more caution when crossing the brook.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 big blowdowns on the lower parts of the trail. Excellent fresh blue blazing. Water bars are doing their best to deal with all the water. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good trail for leashed dogs. This is a popular trail, with lots of kids and people on nice days. Please leash dogs or leave them at home.  
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One red colored microspike, size large. One grey sweatshirt. Both left at kiosk at trailhead. Found quite a bit of trash. Wrappers and such. Packed out everything I found. 
 
Comments
Comments: Snow free, though soggy, trail below 3000 feet. After this is a mix of shallow snow with loads of postholes. Snow starts about 0.3 miles below the tarn. Exposed rocks up at the tarn are snow free. Traction is not needed. Just pick your route carefully over the rocks that protrude above the snow pack. The tarn still has plenty of ice.

We began our trek from the tarn over to Parker Ridge trail only to be met with MUCH deeper (8-12 inches) and soft snow. There were plenty of postholes heading that way hinting that someone(s) probably took Parker Ridge over the weekend. But, we did not have our snowshoes or sound traction and knowing that this trail is not as exposed to the sun below treeline, elected to save this trail for another day.

3 other hikers met today.  
Name
Name: Remington34 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-04 
Link
Link: http:// 
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