Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sanders Hill, ME
Trails: Sanders Hill Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small-medium sized parking lot off of Watson Pond Rd (paved). One or two other cars there when I arrived and left. Not sure, but I’d tend to this this gets either plowed or well trafficked enough to be able to park in winter.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Though the Sanders Hill Trail was not quite as profusely well blazes as the Round Top Trail, the trail was still generally well blazed in blue. I don’t recall any blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd hike of the day after redlining the nearby Round Top Trail. I hiked the loop clockwise, opposite of how the book describes. The direction you hike it really doesn’t matter. Easy grades with a few steeper pitches thrown in. Ascending along Beaver Brook was quite scenic especially with the rain from the night before. The trail was still wet at times from the rain though the sun was beginning to poke through at times though it took longer than the weatherman anticipated. The summit has a limited view. I whacked N/NW along the summit briefly to try and find the highpoint which actually would appear to nearly be on trail at the southern end of the highest contour. A bit difficult to tell though as it’s pretty flat. Some interesting woods and slabs/rock field and you descend east off of the summit. Watson Pond was quite nice most of the way back to the car. Saw one other person out, completing the loop in the reverse direction. First person I’ve seen hiking in this area. Gaia had me at 3.5mi, 450ft of gain. Took me just under 1.5hrs to complete.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-02 
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