Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Moxie Bald Mountain, North Peak, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, North Peak Trail, Summit Bypass
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: AT Road is rough, but fine for high clearance & AWD 
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: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well maintained and freshly blazed, very few blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We decided to take a chance on today's weather, and it paid off! This was our first time up Moxie Bald, and it did not disappoint! Both peaks had excellent views, but North Peak is alpine in nature and is especially beautiful.

The road (AT Road) to the trailhead was rough and wet in spots, but not an issue for good clearance and AWD. The trails were wet and muddy in places, but were very manageable and not as wet as we expected. It was extremely windy, so we did not longer on the summits for as long as usual, but the trails offered many vistas along the way. We also walked to Bald Mountain Brook near the lean-to just south of where the AT crosses the road, where there is an interesting waterfall into a narrow gorge.

We found that Moxie Bald isn't as steep as many of the other peaks in the area and it is easily one of my favorite peaks under 3,000'!  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-06 
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