|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Battie, Mt. Megunticook, Bald Rock Mountain, ME|
||Mt. Battie Trail, Tableland Trail, Ridge Trail, Slope Trail, Multi Use Trail, Bald Rock Trail, Sky Blue Trail, Cameron Mountain Trail, Zeke's Trail, Zeke's Lookout Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 28, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the small lot at the end of Megunticook Street. Only room for four or five vehicles. No overnight parking allowed. You must arrive early on a weekend day. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Spring Brook at foot of Slope Trail has a new bridge. no other significant crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are clear of obstructions. Trails well marked by blazes and cairns. Signage is informative. Good work by the state park employees. There is some erosion on trails especially the two gouges on the Slope Trail. The eroded spots did not impede the hiking. |
||Should be fine for dogs |
||There were black flies and mosquitos. I think I escaped with no bites. The pick up of wind near the end of the day helped. |
|Lost and Found:
||I selected the Camden Hills because there would be no snow and the temperature would be a bit cooler near the coast. The views out to the islands in Penobscot Bay can be seen from Mt Battie, Ocean Lookout, Bald Rock Mtn, and Zeke's Lookout. I also caught a glimpse of Megunticook Lake from the Ridge Trail but not as good as can be seen from Maiden Cliff. The tower on Mt Battie was closed off today for maintenance.|
Saw about a dozen hikers, some tourists that drove up the Mt Battie auto road, and one artist. Most of the people were on Mt Battie.
Today's flowers - Lady's Slipper, star flower, bunchberry, bluebead lily, painted trillium, and blueberry.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
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.