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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Coe, South Brother, ME
Trails
Trails: Marston Trail, South Brother Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: showed up to the gate at 8:50, and waited 30 minutes to get through for day use on a Tuesday. Only three cars when I started at Slide Brook / Marston Trailhead (13 miles past gate) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing to note - all easy hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs, (if I recall around 2,800'); most were step over, one between coe & s. brother was a duck under, and caught me coming out from under it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pets allowed in Baxter. 
Bugs
Bugs: Bugs kept away for the majority of the day - didn't need bug spray, surprisingly. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing gained, nothing lost. 
 
Comments
Comments: This was an intended loop to hit Coe, S. Brother, N. Brother, and Fort as a day hike. Well, the ascent up Coe's slides was challenging and non-stop vertical. I think the ascent up the final .3 spur trail to S. Brother was even steeper. These mountains are no joke, and not even 4K's. Based on time, heat, and water supply, I exited before heading on to North Brother. The trail was in great shape, but definitely listen to the advice to do this route counter clockwise and avoid at all costs if the slides are wet. A simple mistake there could be perilous. #'s 83,84 for me on the NEHH.  
Name
Name: celo626 
E-Mail
E-Mail: celo626@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-16 
Link
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