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Peaks
Peaks Elephant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is a bit rougher than what the beta from the 4000footers.com entry (of Oct 2014) indicates and I found I parked about a mile from the start of the hike since my CRV doesn't have 3' clearance to get over some of the exposed rocks and culvert pipes. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None with the route I took. Some slight running water along the logging road but didn't get wet feet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This is a bushwhack hike. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not many on the hike, all were at the car. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: A great day for a bushwhack! Reminders for folks to pack trekking poles (first quarter mile off the road was clearcut with all felled material left on the land and you'll walk atop felled trees, woody shrubs, and brush to break into the dense forest to begin your ascent) and wraparound sunglasses or goggles to prevent eye injuries. I found the cairns for the point of entry but didn't find a herd path until I reached the summit, descending, I lost the path fairly quickly as well. No harm done, it's the journeying through trees dense as wire brushes that's all the fun! Some snow at the upper reaches so I postholed a bit but it was soft and no traction needed. Lots of moose scat and hoof prints, but I didn't see any around.  
Name
Name: MS 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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