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Peaks
Peaks Blueberry Mountain (Weld), ME
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is plowed, parking lot is not, but there are a few areas where pulling off is possible 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in very good shape after the storm, no significant blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Sam Shirley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: newenglandskier13@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-15 
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