|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Rock Pond, Midway Pond, ME|
||Fly Rod Crosby Trail, Stream Bed Trail, Outlooks Trail, Bobcat Cut|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, October 5, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked at the end of Rock Pond Road, but there's more room for parking in the ski resort parking lot nearby |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All unbridged crossings were easy to hop |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails were well maintained and intersections were well signed |
|Lost and Found:
||Today I did some hiking and exploring in Sandy River Plantation. I parked at the end of Rock Pond Road where the Saddleback Trailhead of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail is. After signing the register, it wasn't long before the trail reached Rock Pond. Rock Pond is a small and picturesque pond which had a few canoes on its shore.|
From here I soon turned on to the Stream Bed Trail which passed through some very nice forest and descended before rejoining the Fly Rod Crosby Trail. I followed the Fly Rod Crosby Trail until it reached the multi-use trail. Near this intersection were the remains of a large logging camp which I explored a bit before heading back the way I came.
My next stop was at Midway Pond. Here, I used one of the canoes on the shore to paddle around the pond for a bit. Then I hiked the spur trail to the outlooks. One outlook looks over Midway Pond while the other faces Rangeley Lake. The foliage was especially pretty at the outlook towards Rangeley Lake.
||Sam Shirley |
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.