Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Jackson Mountain, Jackson Mountain, ME
Trails: Little Jackson Connector, Little Jackson Trail, Jackson Mountain Trail, Pond Link, Tumbledown Ridge Trail, Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area for about a dozen vehicles just west of the Brook trailhead. Many vehicles parked on Byron Road (gravel). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small brooks easily crossed on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in generally good condition. Sign at junction of Little Jackson Connector and Little Jackson Trail is difficult to read. The sign at the junction of Little Jackson Trail and Pond Link is propped up at the base of a tree but it is informative. Three evergreens across the Jackson Mtn Trail (~10", ~8", and ~3" diameter). Several small birches across the Pond Link Trail. It was easy to get by all tree falls. Some erosion on trails. Undergrowth on Pond Link crowding trail in areas where birches damaged by ice. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many dogs today. 
Bugs: No bugs in the higher elevations due to the incessant winds. Some black flies down low on the Brook Trail in the evening. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great trail system in the Tumbledown area. Most of the surfaces were dry. The hike over the ledges of Little Jackson was particularly a pleasant surprise. Mt Jackson has small structure and helicopter landing pad at the summit. Moose droppings on trails especially the Jackson Mtn Trail. Excellent views of Webb Lake, Tumbledown Pond, and surrounding mountains. I hiked up to the ledges overlooking Tumbledown Pond but did not bother continuing all the way to West Peak. Rhodora was in bloom in many areas. Also saw lots of Painted Trillium and Bluebead Lily. Many hikers on the trails today. Most, if not all, were from Maine.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-07 
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