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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Red Rock Mountain, Butters Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Haystack Notch Trail, Miles Notch Trail, Red Rock Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 2 cars just south of the trailhead on ME 113. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only the eastern most crossing on Haystack Notch Trail was difficult, we went 20 yards up stream to cross on rocks. Overall water levels are low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns, the section of Red Rock west of the Butters summit area was the worse.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes all day. The section of Miles Notch Trail where it goes into the woods off the logging road was the worse. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We hiked a loop of the Haystack Notch, Miles Notch, and Red Rock Trails. At the Great Brook intersection, we bushwhacked back to the car on ME 113. We hit the Haystack Notch Trail about 1/2 mile from the trail head. The Haystack Notch Trail is elusive and hard to follow at times. We took our time and really paid attention. It was like a graduate level test of trail following. At one point on the eastern end, a logging road crosses the trail. We lost the trail there, but we think it went to the right. On the eastern end of Haystack Notch Trail, at the edge of the large log yard, cross the road and look for brown metal stakes with yellow tops. On the Miles Notch Trail, follow the brown metal stakes, some with pink flagging, until the trail goes right into the woods at a small arrow. The bushwhack was mainly open woods. We did follow an old logging road for a short distance. We did not see anyone all day.  
Name
Name: JToll 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jobtoll16@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-25 
Link
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