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Peaks
Peaks Elephant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Logging road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The logging road is being used, so it was plowed up to just below the sharp right turn. I made my own spot in the side of the road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There was some marshy areas with standing water, but it's starting to freeze.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I hate logging slash so much. The bottom part of the bushwhack had a ton of brush piles that were treacherous and hard to avoid in the dark. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The logging road was easy, but once I hit the bushwhack in the dark, it got gnarly. I couldn't stay on any defined herdpath. I fell a dozen times in the slash and managed to draw blood on my shins twice, despite 3 thick layers of clothing between me and the huge brush piles. Once I got closer to the summit, it was easier going; the trees aren't too heavy with snow yet. By the time I got back to my car at 10pm, it was 6 degrees.  
Name
Name: Data 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-25 
Link
Link: http://strava.app.link/f8lzAKxRhmb 
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