NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Pleasant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Southwest Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot is very muddy 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One notable snowbridge over a water crossing in the col between SW Peak and the main summit has collapsed, another looks imminent 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From the lot to SW Peak has no snow and minimal/avoidable ice, so no traction required. Between SW Peak and the main summit, there is still quite a bit of snow since it is largely shaded. Quite sticky and slippery (spikes helped) and not particularly supportive, but not terrible (however I was there after dark so it was colder). I postholed a couple times. In hindsight, tossing on the shoes for that mile would've made it much easier and faster, but I was on a roll ufeelme. As noted, one water crossing no longer has a snowbridge. I don't even know if it's a stream or a large puddle but my boots are kind of waterproof and its warm out now so I just yolo'd through it  
Name
Name: JDB 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-25 
Link
Link: http://instagram.com/jeigh_bo 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved