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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Merrill Hill, ME
Trails
Trails: Access road, Merrill Hill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sunday River ski area. South Ridge base area was hopping, but there was room to park. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wanted to check this peak out before it gets developed into real estate/ski trails (scheduled over the next couple of years).

Trails were mostly dry. Access road/ski trails adjacent to it were very busy; hoards of folks hiking down from the gondola.

Merrill Hill Trail branches off to the right near a height of land on the access road (marked with a hiker sign). Basically a gentle four wheeler trail until it reaches a future home development (chairs and an excellent view into Jordan Bowl). It then follows a dirt road for the development, then branches off to the right after a height of land. Thereafter, it climbs a bit more steeply up to some ledges, at this point just marked with surveyors' tape. The highpoint is marked with a cairn and has a nice view to Old Speck and Sunday River Whitecap.

Foliage is past peak, but there were some nice golden colors below the housing development road.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-10 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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