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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Blueberry Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Stone House Road, Stone House Trail, Lookout Loop, bushwhack, White Cairn Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the end of Stone House Rd. off ME 113. A popular spot it seems, as I had to park roadside a fair distance before the gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on both Stone House and White Cairn Trails. Lookout Loop requires some care to follow even with the cairns due to the maze of beaten paths on top of the mountain. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were hungry. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After trying this from Brickett Place and bailing on the brook crossing, I drove around and went up from here and had no issues.

Stone House Trail was fairly wet below the relocation. Said relo now switchbacks easily up the upper portion of the trail, eliminating the former steep route which went straight up the slope.

The ledges on Lookout Loop were generally dry.

White Cairn had some small areas of running water, but fortunately the south-facing (and very steep) ledges were completely dry, which was a good thing.

Excellent views from all the nice ledge outlooks and I also did the short side trip to Rattlesnake Pool -- which is an amazing emerald color -- and a short bushwhack to the high point of Blueberry, where there is nothing of note.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-02 
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