Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Kennebec River Canoe Ferry
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: car was waiting for us at Caratunk, room for at least a dozen cars if they park smart. My car was one of only two cars there when we arrived. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The canoe ferry operates from 9 am to 2 pm right now 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: good condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The ferry paddler had a wonderful golden retriever dog.  
Bugs: still none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Appalachian Trail, Canoe Ferry across the Kennebec River

The pancake breakfast was every bit of good as everyone hoped! 12 Patriotic pancakes, eggs and saugage. Julie and I were only ones that stayed in a cabin. Tim feeds up to 9 thru hikers promptly at 7 and we need leave by 7:30. Coffee, and chairs and a table. It was heaven. We were the first to hit the trail and three people pasted us. When we reached the river we saw the first canoe crossing of the day just reaching the other shore. We sat in the sun and talked about the lovely cedar trees we had passed by on the way. When it was our turn there were two thru hikers waiing and we asked them if they'd like to go ahead of us because we were in no hurry. We made them very happy. Still some clouds up high so we couldn't see the tip tops of the Bigelows from the Sugarloaf ski area base. We got great deli sandwiches at D'ellis at the ski area base. Fun times on the AT. Wish I was still on the trail.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-09 
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