Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Burnt Meadow Mountain - North Peak, ME
Trails: Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail, Twin Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Virtually dried up 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lower sections of the TB Trail are overgrown with young beech saplings, hand clippers will do the job 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: LOTS of sun exposure right now, see below. Pack plenty of water as the BMM Trail is very dry. TB Trail does have some water in the brook thanks to last night's rain. 
Bugs: A couple mosquitos and deer flies in spots. Did not use bug spray. 1 tick found back at home. Massive numbers of moths, see below. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: IMPORTANT! This trail is in a very unusual condition right now. Essentially the entire length of the BMM Trail has ZERO SHADE thanks to a unbelievable number of caterpillars having eaten nearly every leaf and pine needle(!) in sight. A vast majority of trees have zero leaves on them, it's stunning. It looks like late April out there with July sun and heat. We had to take frequent breaks for the sake of our dog, who was overheating because of the relentless sun exposure. I can't stress this enough, but there is no shade for the vast majority of the BMM Trail, and it's not going to change anytime soon. After we passed the summit and started down the TB Trail, the forest was untouched by the caterpillars. It's absolutely crazy how suddenly you pass between pristine forest and devastating bug damage.  
Name: The Grim Creeper 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-06 
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