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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopped the few small crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two blowdowns at Table Rock/AT junction 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Doable for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: One snow bug 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my 1L metal insulated water bottle (Microlite) just below the West Peak summit as I was descending on the return trip. If you find it and are willing to ship it back to me, I will reimburse you. 
 
Comments
Comments: Challenging ascent to both peaks. I wore crampons (K10 katoohlas) the entire time. Light dusting of snow on a well packed trail up to West. The trail between West and East peaks is less traveled but I was able to follow a snow blown track. The ascent of the East ledges were a bit daunting in the wind and low visibility (I was solo) but I took it slow and carefully followed the cairns. Lots of bare rock but didn't want to risk a slip so I kept my crampons on. Took my time on the descent of East ledges as I didn't want to get hurt knowing I wouldn't see anyone all day. Was able to enjoy the beauty around me once I was off the east ledges. Return to West a lot easier as I followed my blown over tracks. Visited the Lean To on my descent. That's when I realized I had dropped my water bottle. I was too tired to climb back up to get it.  
Name
Name: Pauline Feng 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paulifeng@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-12 
Link
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