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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Pine Hill, Lord Hill, ME
Trails
Trails: Conant Trail, Mine Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trailhead is off Deer hill road though is not signed on Deer Hill Road; From Rte 113 drive Deer hill road for 1.5 miles until you see the sign for fire road 9A turn onto this road and drive about 100 yards and you'll see the trail sign. Parking is here along the road with limited room. Note that the conant trail does utilize a road that leads to camps and an Air BnB that can be driven but there is technically no parking beyond the trail sign. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several small crossing only one that was a slight challenge was between the hills but still a rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Step over on Mine Loop Trail; Step over on Conant trail between Mine loop junction and trailhead; there were a number of branches on the trails which we cleared. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike with some water along the way. 
Bugs
Bugs: Our and they were merciless! Deep Woods DEET barely kept them at bay and had to reapply several times. Any time we stopped we each had a black fly cloud. Be sure and bring the bug spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A nice little hike in the Evans Notch region. Took the loop CCW over pine and then lord hill. They've done a great job of drying out the section that had been flooded by beavers. Much of the loop is on roads of various types and sizes. Nice and easy grades with the exception of heading up and down Pine Hill. A few spots of mud and water but nothing that you can't just walk through or easily get around. Both hills have summit ledges with nice views of the surrounding areas. Took the Mine Loop trail to check out the mine which is pretty impressive. It is open for mineral collectors though they are planning to charge at some time in the future (according to posting). Saw only one party on the trail today but saw them twice as they did the loop in the opposite direction. Much social distancing going on. For those in the area this trail is definitely worth a visit.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-17 
Link
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