|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, September 14, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked on designated paved lot in Grafton Notch State Park off ME 26. This large lot is plowed in winter. There are two clean and stocked privies (closed in winter) with a kiosk near the lot. This is technically a fee lot (iron ranger). |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||My dog did fine on these trails including the ledges and the ladder just after the summit of West Peak. Plenty of steams running. He found, and laid in, every mud vat available… |
|Lost and Found:
||Quick, fun out and back on the AT to West and East peaks of Baldpate mountain.|
The trail is the AT and is well blazed in standard white blazes. Supplemental carins on rock ledges- especially the major rock ledge ascending East Peak. Fantastic views on clear days. It is well trodden, so well in parts that it feels like you’re on concrete.
Some AT thru hikers making the final push to beat the Katahdin closure date. Good luck and happy trails!!
I usually come to these peaks in the winter so it was super nice to see all the stairs and rock work. Thanks to the understanding folks that my 65 pound super friendly puppy tried to jump on. So sorry!! I promise I’m working hard on breaking that!!!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.