Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Tumbledown Mountain - West Peak, Tumbledown Pond, ME
Trails: Loop Trail, Tumbledown Ridge Trail, Brook Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lots were full at 11 am with cars parked on the side of Bryon Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none, little water coming out of the spirng 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are clear and well blazed. I am surprised at the bottom of the Loop Trail there isn't a scary sign to warm people not to bring dogs and small children up this trail. There is a old worn warning sign at the top. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Rock climbing pups only and can climb vertical iron rungs 
Bugs: none, windiest day in a long time 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First time here and now I understand why this place is always packed--Big Big Bang for your buck this peak! This must be Maine's answer to NH's Grand Monadnock. We made a six mile loop going up Loop, across to the pond and down Brook with a mile road walk up to our cars. Lots of people out, everyone respectful. Yup Tumbledown Boulder is a biggy. Only had to wait a couple minutes for the group ahead of us to get through Fat Man's Misery, what fun the cave with iron bars is to climb. Super windy and cool, fall is coming. I didn't see anyone else bother to go to the top of the West Peak and we had it all to ourselves so we took a long break and ate lunch. The views to the Whites and pointing out the ski areas and geez all those wind turbines out there. Why there isn't a trail to the higher bump of Tumbledown, maybe there was once since the trail that is called the Loop isn't one. Great way to end my visit to Maine. Thanks Laura and Karen having me along for the hike.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-27 
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