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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Zircon, ME
Trails
Trails: Zircon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was fine, clear of snow and had plenty of room.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple of blowdowns on the old Zircon Road. Easy to get around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Began this hike around 9:30am. The old Zircon Road was a nice ascent, ground was still hard, a few snowy patches. There are still quite a few snowy/icy patches on the Zircon Trail itself. There is one section at around 1900/2000ft that is very icy. Micro-spikes would be helpful. Once past that section the rest of the trail was pretty easy to navigate. Bare rock at the summit. As the sun shined and weather warmed, coming down was a little dicey with slippery snow patches and slick mud (especially on the Old Zircon Road). Typical Spring conditions. Just be prepared for a little slipping and sliding. This is a great trail though and very well maintained. Good to get out and get some incredible views. Great bang for your buck!  
Name
Name: TinaTreksNE 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tnjmerritt@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-04 
Link
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