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Peaks
Peaks Sentinel Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Sentinel Link, Sentinel Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At Kidney Pond in Baxter State Park. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of any issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns. Blazing is very sloppy in places and at the brook crossing it looks like a whole bucket of paint has been spilled on a boulder. As with most of Baxter's trails, it's blazed in blue, although the loop around the top of the peak has a lot of the older white blazes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs allowed at Baxter. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Having never been here before, I picked this out of the MMG pretty much at random and it did not disappoint. Less than 2,000 ft., but feels much bigger. A nice gradual approach then a pretty steep climb up to the top. The true summit is wooded but the loop over it has lots of excellent open ledge outlooks with great views toward Doubletop, OJI, Barren, The Owl, and Katahdin. The sunny weather really lit up the foliage in the valley below. This isn't one of the big peaks in the park, but it's definitely worth checking out.

Foliage was absolutely spectacular in the park earlier this week, but a lot of it had been blown down when we left during Wednesday's monsoon.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-01 
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