|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Brother, South Brother, Mt. Coe, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 23, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||First one in parking lot and last one out. Pretty small parking lot but really does not fill up until after 8 a.m. sometimes according to the Ranger. A group of young men said they were at the South Gate right when BSP opened and bypassed everyone waiting for no-show Katahdin spaces. Takes about 35-40 minutes from gate to get to trailhead. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy doable with rock hopping |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns here and there but nothing that was challening |
|Lost and Found:
||This was a challenging loop clockwise. If I had done a bit more homework, I would have realized going down the slide off a Mount Coe is pretty intense. Trail gains altitude pretty steadily from parking lot but also has some really wonderful flat areas. Views from the Brothers are outstanding! Ran into just a few groups and no one appeared to be doing the whole loop (more just about North Brother I think).|
While the slide is challenging, just taking it step by step and slow, avoiding wet areas and slimy black wetness on rocks, and it worked just fine. I would never ever consider doing the slide during any type of rain. Going up to North Brother you are in a stream bed for a good portion closer to the top- but the rocks made it pretty easy to avoid getting wet and going down- again- just slow and steady because they are all wet rocks.
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.