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Peaks
Peaks Parkman Mountain, Sargent Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Parkman Mountain Trail, Carriage Road, Sargent Northwest Trail, Sargent South Ridge Trail, Deer Brook Trail, Carriage Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Took advantage of the island explorer which dropped me off at Parkman Mountain trailhead and picked me up at Jordan pond. Take advantage of it as Parkman lot was full with cars lining the road and Jordan pond lot was full as always... 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only real water is Deer Brook which has easy crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All in great shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few spots where smaller dogs may need a boost to get up a ledge or two but otherwise a good hike for a fit dog. No water on this route except a few mud puddles until you get to Deer Brook so bring along extra H2O 
Bugs
Bugs: Not really bothersome today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A zig zag hike covering a few of my favorite trails. Point to point from the Parkman Trailhead to Jordan Pond: Parkman Mountain Trail - Carriage Road - Sargent Northwest - Sargent South Ridge - Deer Brook - Carriage Road about 6.5 miles in total. Trails were largely dry, Parkman Mountain trail to summit has a few small scrambles and has a small relocation to allow some trail work. From the summit I opted to continue on the Parkman mountain trail to where it crossed the Carriage road and walked about a mile to the Northwest trail which is one of my favorite routes Up Sargent - it is lightly traveled and quickly gets up to open ledges and is never steep. There were a few spots here of mud and some slippery rock before breaking out on the ledges. From the summit headed down the south ridge trail to connect with the Deer brook trail, again just a few spots of mud along the way. Took Deer brook down to the Carriage road and rather going down to the Pond which is generally quite crowded took a right turn on the Carriage road and took this to Jordan pond house. Weather was perfect and sunny and was a bit surprised that there weren't more people out. Ran across maybe 20 people between the trailhead and Jordan pond house. Grabbed a root beer and caught the island explorer back to town. Love the island explorer because it allos point to point hikes like this!  
Name
Name: Brian From Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-12 
Link
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