|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Blueberry Mountain (Weld), ME|
||Blueberry Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, December 15, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road is plowed, parking lot is not, but there are a few areas where pulling off is possible |
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in very good shape after the storm, no significant blowdowns |
|Lost and Found:
||I swear, there must be an organized group of people who go out after every snow storm and posthole on every trail they can find! 😂|
The road to the trailhead of Blueberry Mountain near Weld was plowed, but the parking lot was not, although I was able to pull off the road at the turn just above the parking lot.
It looked like only one other person had been on the trail since the last storm, and they did not wear snowshoes even though the snow was over a foot deep. This made going a bit difficult with snowshoes on, but luckily they turned back about 1/3 of the way up. From there on, I was breaking trail the rest of the way which was much easier than where there were postholes. A moose had postholed on a section of the trail further up, but I'll give the moose a pass because moose snowshoes are not yet widely popular.
Surprisingly enough, there were almost no blowdowns across the trail. There are a few tricky spots for snowshoes, but nothing too crazy. There were excellent views in all directions today from the summit, but I did not longer long because of how cold the exposed summit area was. My thermometer read 12 degrees and the wind was sustained at 30-50 mph.
Blueberry is one of my favorite hikes around in any season, and I'd recommend it to advanced intermediate through expert snowshoers because I'd the steep sections.
||Sam Shirley |
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.