|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mosquito Mountain, ME|
||Mosquito Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 24, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Small parking lot on Troutdale Road |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All were hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is well marked and just has a few blowdowns |
||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:
||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.
||Sam Shirley |
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.