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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Safford Brook Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: East Flagstaff Road not plowed, access now only with 4WD and clearance or snowmobile due to snow Saturday 1/2. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two small, manageable streams. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Had a beautiful hike up the Bigelows on New Year's Day from the north side. Traction needed pretty much the entire way, lots of bare rock above treeline where I bare booted. Switched between Stabilicers and Hillsound microspikes as needed. Lower part of AT going up to Avery Peak thru the boulder field in Safford Notch had significant amounts of ice in spots. Never needed snowshoes.  
Name
Name: Ethan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Eduff564@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-08 
Link
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