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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks McCoy-Chapman Forest, ME
Trails
Trails: McCoy Gray Birch Trail, Chapman Brook Trail, Sam's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: only car in the large parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no significant stream crossings without a bridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails are well marked, maintained, and cleared 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Today's first hike was on some new trails in the McCoy-Chapman Forest in Gilead. I followed the new section of the Chapman Brook Trail and Sam's Real, which is also new. The Chapman Brook Trail follows Chapman Brook and passes some beautiful cascades. Sam's Trail follows a grassy old logging road and connects the Chapman Brook Trail to the McCoy Gray Birch Trail.

Between this area and the Bethel Community Forest, it's really exciting to see so many new trails being built. There is a lot of potential in the area to connect to other parcels of conserved land and existing trail systems.  
Name
Name: Sam Shirley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: newenglandskier13@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-20 
Link
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