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Peaks
Peaks Pleasant Pond Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, spur trails, shortcut
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is good all the way to the parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blowdowns, but nothing too ridiculous 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Today's first hike, Pleasant Pond Mountain! I was able to make it all the way to the parking area off the Pleasant Pond Road without issue. On the way up, I took the spurs to visit the lean-to and the beach on Pleasant Pond. The trail had some minor areas of mud and snow, but nothing too significant. I took the shortcut while ascending which includes a fun scramble section.

It took under an hour to reach the summit and there were lots of great viewpoints to explore. The best ones are about 0.1 mile east of the summit along the AT. There were great views from The High Peaks region, all the way to Katahdin. While descending, I followed the AT the whole way, which was a little longer, but less steep.  
Name
Name: Sam Shirley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: newenglandskier13@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 
Link
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