|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Baker Mountain, Number Four Mountain, ME|
||Number Four Mountain Trail, Baker Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, September 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Park along the road. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||2 or 3 blowdowns that require go-around. Another 8 or 10 that are step-overs or limbos. |
||No bugs |
|Lost and Found:
||Newish trail to Baker (3521' elevation), formerly a bushwhack, is a delight. Surface is conifer needles, moss, rocks and roots. The only other "big" mountain near Moosehead Lake is White Cap on the AT. |
This is a fairly long day hike - 13 miles almost qualifies as a half-marathon. Elevation gain is around 3400'. Number Four has the views, but it's the getting there that makes Baker special. Sign-in canister at Baker summit. There's also one on Number Four somewhat hidden under the falling down wardens hut just below the fire tower.
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.