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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Flagstaff Mountain , ME
Trails
Trails: Abandoned trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Use the southern approach from North Flagstaff Road, parking at the junction with the old snowmobile trail.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: These are unmaintained trails with blowdowns and encroaching brush.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a functional digital camera on the trail. If it's yours send along a description and I'll mail it back to you.  
 
Comments
Comments: I first tried the north approach off Grand Falls Road but the upper part of the old road by Limestone Hill was clogged with logging slash and really ugly walking. I drove to the S approach off North Flagstaff Road and followed a series of overgrown trails. Up to the Limestone-Flagstaff col the trails were weedy but easy to follow. Beyond that there were a lot of blowdowns and higher up significant erosion down to the cobbles, and the trail required more care to follow. I saw some evidence that it is still being used, including beaten routes around obstacles but there are far more moose than people using it. The fire tower is still standing but the ladder is cut off up high and hard to reach and the cab is gone. There is a fine view from the open ledges at the bottom, however, looking S and E. OSM shows the route over the mountain as a snowmobile trail but I doubt it's being maintained for that (or any other) use anymore. There will be a writeup on my website shortly.  
Name
Name: Barefoot Paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paulwgagnon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-09 
Link
Link: http://www.northeastmountainpeople.com 
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