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Peaks
Peaks Chimney Pond, ME
Trails
Trails: Chimney Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Reservations needed at Roaring Brook Campground in Baxter State Park 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most are bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Timbers stacked up near a bridge presumably for the bridge replacement/repair. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs allowed in BSP 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We made our way up to Chimney Pond for what was supposed to be a 2 night stay and a Katahdin summit attempt. Mother Nature had other plans for us. The trails started dry with some minor mud here and there. We made it up to the lean-tos with the last mile or so being in the rain. It continued to rain for the next 24 hours plus. We explored a bit around the pond and hung out in our lean-tos. The area received over 3 inches of rain in the time we were up there and the Ranger warned us of the potential of a dangerous crossing on the way out due to the amount of rain. Because of the crossing problem and the lack of an opportunity to summit, we decided to head down a day early. We hiked out in the rain with high water and flooded trails. We made it down safely, headed to town a got a room to dry out.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-21 
Link
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