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Peaks
Peaks None, ME
Trails
Trails: Wheeler Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car on Route 2 at 3pm then drove to Little Larry Rd and started just before 3:45pm. Only car at both trailheads.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on the north end of the trail were rock hoppable but seemed a bit tricky to me...perhaps because I didn’t have my poles. The rocks are pretty slick too...I consequently dunked a foot 😜  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is blazed in yellow. Some old, standard sized blazes, and some newer, very small blazes. Several throughout but not at all frequent. We didn’t have any problem following the trail but it looked pretty obscure to me and like it could be quite overgrown in summer. I was a bit surprised. My friend said this may have been because I was bringing up the rear though. The trail would benefit from some maintenance and/or more use. There’s a lot of things growing up in the middle of the trail. There were some blowdowns as well although nothing tricky to navigate. The turns on/off roads on the southern end of the trail were marked well enough. Just pay attention.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen but this would be a fine trail for dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: This was a charity hike for a friend’s redlining quest. Now she owes me ;) We started just shy of 3:45pm and finished around 5:30pm so the hike took us nearly 2hrs and we averaged about a 2mph pace.

It started out about 60F but the clouds lowered as we meted the end of our hike and it started misting and got just a few degrees cooler such that it felt raw by the time we were done.

The trail was somewhat wet but we haven’t gotten much rain today. Lots of leaves down, some very wet. Some very muddy spots as well somewhat obscured by the leaves. I would’ve preferred to have not been in my trail runners. The trail isn’t super steep or anything but does climb to a HOL and probably isn’t ad flat as you think it is. A bit awkward getting down to some of the water crossings on the northern end of the trail with difficult footing.  
Name
Name: Liam Cooney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: liamcooney96@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-21 
Link
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