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Peaks
Peaks Puzzle Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Puzzle Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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...  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trail for dogs. This dry summer left the normal brooks dry. Bring water. 
Bugs
Bugs: No. Ah.... finally, the “good” hiking season is here in Maine. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A black croc and a black fleece at the trailhead kiosk.  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Remington34 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-07 
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