Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Burnt Jacket Mountain (Attean Pond Township), ME
Trails: Burnt Jacket Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the gate on Gander Brook Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail to east summit is well marked, moderately well used, and generally easy to follow. The trail between the two summits has flagging, but is very obscure with lots of brush and minimal footbed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not bad 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After packing up camp, our first hike on the third day of our trip was Burnt Jacket Mountain. It's a short 1.1 mile hike through some very nice spruce-fir forest to the east peak, where the best views are. There are great views to the north, south, and west which can be found by checking out the various ledges.

From the east summit, we continued on 0.4 mile to the higher west summit. This section of trail quickly dropped through a rock chimney, which had some fun scrambling. From here on, it was marked by ribbons on trees and very old blazes, but it had very little footbed and was often obscured by brush and blowdowns. It was a fun little adventure to the main summit, although it didn't have much in the way of views.

We then returned the way we came, and stopped again at the east summit to enjoy the views.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
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