Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, Bigelow Mountain - North Horn, ME
Trails: Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Bigelow Range Trail, North Horn Spur, Horns Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked on Stratton Brook Pond Road at a pull off not too far in but I could of driven the length of the road without issue today (4WD Tacoma with snow tires). The last section of the road to the footbridge lot isn't doable unless you have 12+ inches of ground clearance. Tonight's rain and a refreeze could make the road very icy.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few minor crossings on this route which were all easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails are in good condition and well maintained. Only a few minor obstructions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Tonight's rain could make these surface conditions obsolete. Only a couple inches of snow at the start of the trail which was mostly slush by early afternoon. The steeper section of FW had some minor flow ice that was soft enough for beater spikes to bite. Once to the col snow depths were 6-8" with occasional drifts. The trail was packed out by few to Avery and West Peak. South of West Peak was unbroken and I encountered more significant drifts here, occasionally being over my knees. Along the ridge the snow was deep enough to justify snowshoes. While I choose to leave them in the truck I regretted that choice for this section. I continued to break trail to North Horn and down to the pond where there were many sets of tracks from both the AT and HPT. Only crossed paths with three people all day, a father and son doing an OAB via FWT and another heading up the AT to the Horns.  
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-27 
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