Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Slippery rocks but easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 or 2 blowdowns. Lots of debris. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Took my dog.He was fine. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This trail is very rough. Partly do to debris from the last storm, partly due to snow conditions and partly due to someone hiking on unpacked trail without snowshoes. Microspikes are all that are needed until the Table Rock junction. After that, snowshoes. Someone broke trail to about 1/4 mile before the shelter. After that I broke the trail. I did go to the shelter for a break before the real climb. It was rough going for a while,breaking through crust and moose had postholed the whole thing up. Once it really got steep, I was able to walk on top of the crust for the most part but breaking through often coming back down. I really thought that ice would be more of a problem as it so often is on that trail, so it was a pleasant surprise to find very little. This is a good trail for dogs when it isn't too icy. East Peak looked very icy.  
Name: Amber 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-29 
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