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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Tumbledown Dick Mountain (Peru), ME
Trails
Trails: Tumbledown Dick Mountain Trail, old logging roads, unnamed trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the end of Hammond Hill Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some small streams which could be hopped without too much trouble 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were all well cleared ATV trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I returned to Peru today to hike the last peak in town which I have yet to visit, Tumbledown Dick Mountain. There was little to no snow in the valleys and I was able to make it to the trailhead at the end of Hammond Hill Road without issue.

I started by following the trail to the viewpoint on Hedgehog Hill, which is a subpeak of Tumbledown Dick. It offers good views over the valley to the south.

From the viewpoint I followed the trail back to the old logging road. This section of trail was wet and rough, due to recent logging. Once back at the logging road it was pretty easy going for a while, although the amount of snow gradually increased. I turned right off the logging road onto the eroded trail to the summit. This trail was slow going due to the plentiful mud and wet sections. Near the top, it transitions to mostly rock slabs, which was easier going, but still slippery.

At the summit, the trail emerges at the top of cliffs which plummet 600 feet to the valley floor below. There are spectacular views to the south into a rarely seen area and a unique view of Black and Speckled Mountains. This area continues to surprise me with great hikes that are often overlooked. Best of all, I somehow managed to keep my feet mostly dry through the snow and mud on today's hike!  
Name
Name: Sam Shirley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: newenglandskier13@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-18 
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