Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, ME
Trails: Debsconeag Backcountry Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in designated lot off Nahmakanta Stream Rd in the Jo-Mary Forest. You will need directions from either the Maine Mountain Guide or from the Jo-Mary checkpoint. This is a fee road ($11 per day for Maine Residents). Gate open from 6am to 9pm 7 days a week from mid May to October. The trek to the trailhead entails driving 25 miles down these good dirt roads. Once on Nahmakanta Stream Rd, the road narrows to a single lane track that is rougher than the Jo-Mary road, but still a good road. Travel no faster than 30MPH and yield to all logging vehicles (in both directions). Active logging in the forest. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable on slick rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some new blow downs, 2 missing junction signs (see notes below). Unseestory obscuring the trail in the section between Stink Pond and the junction with the trail that leads down to Sixth Debsconeag Pond. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trails for dogs. Plenty of water points and lakes for swimming. 
Bugs: Oh they lord. Last night's deluge of rain amplified the mosquitos to the point of derangement. Bug spray held them back until I sweat it off or washed it off with wet understory.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Loop hiked around the 8 lakes of the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area in the Jo-Mary Forest of the great North Maine Woods.

These trails are well blazed in blue with soft footing. They are lightly used so pay attention to blazes in some areas (encroaching vegetation makes some parts hard to see). Two junctions lack any signage (all other signs up and easy to understand). Map use encouraged. Gaia could tell me where I was topographically but these trails are not available in Gaia. I say again, have a good map.

The trail leads you to a great beach along the shores of Nahmakanta Lake. The beach side trail is also blazed in blue.

Nice views of Katahdin and the final peaks of the AT in the 100 Mile Wilderness.  
Name: Remington34 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-13 
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