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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Blueberry Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: White Cairn Trail, Loop Trail, Stone House Trail, Shell Pond Trail, Shell Pond Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Yes and people parked down the street still 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little tributaries were great! We didn’t have some wetness til Shell pond trail. The part through the willows were a little wet. Then we got to the bridge.... which if we were a day early there would be no access, but we were lucky ha! Bridge was just on top of the water... followed by the trail in about 3-6” min of running water. That lasted not too long but long enough.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Yes many trees down wow, we did our beat to move some and sawed one off. But white cairn needs work, so does stone house with some large trees down. There was a down tree on shell pond loop as well.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We had one she did great 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing, found nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: Well we knew the water crossings would be high so we stayed low and redlined some speckled area. It was a beautiful day out. Lots of water running in places it shouldn’t until the spring. We had some nice views and could see the baldpates hung to some snow still. We had no snow all day. Blueberry we were lucky with seeing no one and getting to rattlesnake and the flume with the rushing water. Well the next place was shell pond to get to. Walking the “air strip” was beautiful! Don’t ever forget to turn around. Once we started to get closer to the pond could we see where the pond and the river jumped it’s banks. We were surprised the water was down compared to when we were there as it was very high. We got to the bridge which was just resting on top of the river and wow so much water! I am Shocked the bridge was still there! Well eight after that the water was diverted onto the trail. Thankfully we decided to stay with winter boots and stayed dry. The rest of the trail wasn’t that bad, Just some muck in places. We saw 2 groups of people with dogs and we were back to the car!  
Name
Name: Danielle, Bria, Ed 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Navychik72@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-27 
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