Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, ME
Trails: Hunt Trail, Saddle Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, Baxter Peak Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: This time of year, try to get a day use parking reservation (DUPR) if you don't want to have to worry about finding parking at the Katahdin trailheads. I took a gamble and drove up to the Togue Pond gate super early without a DUPR and managed to get in, but only because of a communication error between Katahdin Stream Campground/Day Use Area and the Togue Pond gatehouse. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only real crossing (over Katahdin Stream) had a footbridge over it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Aside from some signs of light travel on Baxter Peak Cutoff, no issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs or pets of any kind allowed in Baxter State Park. 
Bugs: Almost non-existent. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Aside from a colder-than-average temp at the start, the weather and trail conditions were amazing for taking a spin up Katahdin. Also went over to Hamlin Peak, which I had only been to once, to get the views I missed last time (was socked-in at the top). Plenty of hikers out and about enjoying the alpine zone on Maine's finest, and I had some good conversations with several of them as well.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-13 
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