Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, Table Rock, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Blue Trail, Orange Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was only the 5th car in the lot today. The parking area is quite large and will hold easily 40 or more cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few small blowdowns which are easily stepped over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great hike for agile hiking dogs! 
Bugs: Some mosquitoes in the muddy areas and areas with those gnats that seem to just hover around your face and drive you nuts. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: It was a hot one today but this is one of my favorite loops in the area. Up the AT to the West peak there were areas of pretty significant mud which I just slogged through. The stone steps were all wet and there is running water on the slab portions of the trail. Just use care and you will be fine. The bog in the col between the peaks deserves its' own zip code. That thing is easily 2 feet deep. If you watch your footing on the logs and rocks and were a gymnast in a previous life, you will cross it with ease. The East peak was nice and grippy where the slab was dry and slick as all get out where it was wet. Just watch your footing. I just backtracked and then took the blue trail up to Table Rock. Again, plenty of mud and since my shoes were trashed already, I just walked right through it. I had this summit to myself as well, which left me wondering where all the hikers were today. I descended the orange trail which is in great shape and just all around fun.  
Name: Frankenfoot 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-20 
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