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Peaks
Peaks Snow Mountain (Chain of Ponds), ME
Trails
Trails: ATV trails, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: From Rt 27 past Eustis, turn left onto North rd. Here you will take the dirt road past a gate (don't think it's an active gate)and the road eventually changes to Snow Mountain rd. When we drove up here there was bridge construction taking place and we had to park here. The crew working were extremely friendly and helpful with making a spot for our car. Parking here added about 4 miles overall to the hike. We walked from here and followed the dirt road all the way up to where the road ends. As you walk this road from the bridge (or if you're lucky the construction is complete and you can drive) stay to the right as the road forks a couple times. You'll get to where there's a clearing on the right and the road hooks sharply to the left. On the left before the turn, you'll see signs for ATV trails and cairns. Stay on the road. As the road climbs, you'll see more cairns and trails on the right. Stay on the road as this is the most direct route. Once you are at the end of the road at the top of a decent climb, you'll see a large parking area and on the left, a cairn and an ATV trail. Take this left and follow the trail.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges over water crossing all intact & passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups 
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: ATV trails to herd path off Snow Mountain rd in the Penobscot Indian Territory

Once you are at the end of the road at the top of a decent climb, you'll see a large parking area and on the left, a cairn and an ATV trail. Take this left and follow the trail. There's an entire network of trails/paths in here. Pass over two bridges and shortly after the 2nd bridge there's a path to the right with yellow markings and a cairn. This well defined herd path leads to the summit. You should also follow a map or tracks to get you to the herd path.  
Name
Name: Michelle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcmg2012@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-14 
Link
Link: http:// 
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