Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mosquito Mountain, ME
Trails: Mosquito Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking lot on Troutdale Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is well marked and just has a few blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few, but nothing significant. I did see the first mosquito of the season, which was fitting, but I only saw one. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After Pleasant Pond, I headed over to Mosquito Mountain. It's a hike of similar difficulty and also took about an hour to ascend. It had a little bit more snow, but still nothing significant. The trail steepens as it ascends and there are some fun sections around huge ledges near the summit.

The first section of trail crosses CMP's power line corridor. They have doubled the width of the clear cut, and the widened corridor has a big impact on the views from the summit. The new towers they are installing are also twice the height of the existing ones and they stick up high above the trees.

The views from the overlook to the southeast and the summit are absolutely spectacular and are some of the best I've seen from a mountain under 2,500'. There are some great hikes in this area which aren't usually too busy and I plan on doing Moxie Mountain and Moxie Bald sometime soon.

On the way back, I made a quick stop at Austin Stream Falls along the Deadwater Road.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 
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