|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Puzzle Mountain, ME|
||Puzzle Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, September 7, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||There is a size able lot that can hold 20 cars (and is plowed in winter) off ME 26. This is a dirt lot. It was filled at 0800 today with 15+/- cars parked on the shoulder. When we returned, there were 40-50 cars parked. This is why I work shift work... |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great trail for dogs. This dry summer left the normal brooks dry. Bring water. |
||No. Ah.... finally, the “good” hiking season is here in Maine. |
|Lost and Found:
||A black croc and a black fleece at the trailhead kiosk. ||
||Forgetting about the holiday I headed out to do a local favorite with some buds. Oh the curse of the shift worker... we don’t pay attention to such things as weekends or weekend holidays. I forget how crowded things get with “the masses.” I thought this was just a regular Monday...|
Awesomely, super nice hikers and dogs out today, even with no views in the AM through midday. Not as many as I expected. Thus I assume the cars parked in the lot were for Grafton Loopers. Thanks for giving that trail some traffic!
Puzzle is well blazed in blue with carins on the ledges. It is a straight forward Maine trail (up, up, up then down, down, down) with a well worn footbed. No view this morning but normally has an excellent 360 degree view at the summit. This is also a great peak in winter.
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.