Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, ME
Trails: Fire Wardens Trail, Appalachian Trail, Horns Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stratton Brook Pond Road. Initally parked at sign but realized you could drive right down to the trail head. There was already three cars there so went down the road just a bit to a nice opening and parked there for car camping. Full lot when we were driving out Sunday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minimal 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns here and there but easily dealt with 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some happy pups on the trail. 
Bugs: Minimal! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a really nice and challenging loop counter-clockwise. I have never done this trail and the Bigelows offered just amazing views. It was fun to chat with a handful of AT hikers nearing the end of their journey as well. Maine trails are so much less poplated than many of NHs so it is always nice to come over and hike and meet very friendly people and also have some solo time on the trail. The Avery campsite had quite a few people but it seemed like everyone dispersed differently. Thanks Maine for a wonderful day! Total hike came in at 12.2 miles/3,646 ascent for the day (according to gaia).  
Name: KC6707 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-17 
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