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Peaks
Peaks None, ME
Trails
Trails: Shell Pond Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking on Shell Pond road which leaves 113 on the right a mile or so after the Baldface circle trail. Summer trailhead is open which is about a mile in. The road is a bit rough with some good size potholes but doable in any vehicle. Room for 5-6 cars at trailhead today many cars lining the road; trailhead is .3 mile down the road past the gate and signed. 
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: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Five major blowdowns along the loop new since we were there in March with herd paths developing to get around; one bridge is missing a wooden plank; there is a stretch where water is running down the trail as you approach the bridge to cross over rattlesnake brook. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike with many small streams for water; they warn not to actually go into the pond because of leeches. 
Bugs
Bugs: Out in force! Bug spray a must 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An easy loop in Evan notch, posting to inform about the blowdowns and bridge. Several view points look over the pond with the baldfaces visible in the background.  
Name
Name: Brian From Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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