Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Fire Wardens Trail, Bigelow Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stratton Brook 1st parking area had a few spots still available at 9am. The lower parking was full. I parked at the first one but if you have experience driving backroads, you could easily continue on and park in the second. I’d read you need high clearance but could’ve easily done it in my crosstrek.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown that is easy to get around/under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy enough for pups. Little bit of boulders headed to Avery which can be a bit challenging for some pooches.  
Bugs: They didn’t carry me away but they tried ???? lots of bugs even at the summit. Used lots of bug spray and used peppermint for the pooch to protect him a bit.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect day in the Maine woods. Fire wardens is pretty forgiving for a 4000 footer until that last mile or so. Didn’t have time to hit the horns but that would definitely be the preferred way down looking at the topo. Little bit of wet along the trail so watch your step. Need rain to get the flows going a little better which would likely help with the bugs. Lots of fun and awesome weather. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Lots of thru hikers this time of year, mostly smiling faces. Lots of day hikers too but I only passed 2 groups going up Fire Wardens. Seems Safford was the route of the day. Will definitely come back for a winter trek. Happy trails!  
Name: Wander 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-08 
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