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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Big Spencer Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Big Spencer Mountain Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking lot with a very big sign at the entrance. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: bog bridges where needed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is well maintained. Some good rock steps and staiways and a ladder. One ladder is broken and a knotted rope has taken its place. Pinic table and privy located old watchman's cabin site. Big vista there too looks like a mighty fine camping spot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Rock climbing skills would be required. 
Bugs
Bugs: not so bad I got the jump out of the car and scoot up the trail and leave them behind act perfected. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Remote trailhead ha ha and we faithfully followed the Maine Mountain Guide's instructions but don't go down Sias Hill take the nicely graded Sias Hill Cutoff (we happily did on the way back). The road down Sias Hill at the top has two concrete pipes marking the beginning of a very bad road section, yah it should have a chain across it, the many water bars are deep and require creeping down and over while gritting your teeth. Again it seems like some road signs are missing or lacking. Very large sign at the entrance of the parking lot for Big Spencer. This trail is friendly especially compared to little spencer. But golly what flipping nightmare of a mess on the summit you think they'd be ashamed--wooden helicopter pad right in the middle of the trail at the entrance to the summit requiring climbing over it to continue to the top, stumps and mess solar panels, towers and a gigantic metal helicopter pad. Bushwhack to true summit was a little bloody for me ha ha and torn pants. Lew and I hunted all three bumps and spent much time looking for strings and things that we did not find. Views were awesome and so lucky to have another perfect day.
 
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-17 
Link
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