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Peaks
Peaks Elephant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Logging roads, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent weather for this hike. I parked approximately 1.1 miles down the Elephant Road at a fork in road. I veered right on the logging road eventually taking a hard left shortly after the 3rd exposed culvert. Following this grassy road eventually came across an evergreen with a ribbon at which point the ascent towards the summit began following an old skidder path. Approaching the summit this ends becoming virtually a solid wall of young evergreens and blowdowns. On the descent I took a herdpath down over incredible amounts of slash which extremely tedious to cross over. This hike was a clockwise loop. If I was hiking it again. It would be an out and back of the ascent avoiding the slash entirely. I noticed bear scat on way up and much more on the return. The summit book is 75 percent full. Elephant trunks,spatula and knife are at the summit  
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-28 
Link
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