Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at AT (Old Speck) lot in Grafton Notch.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were open and rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A beautiful 35 degree day resulted in sticky conditions. Table Rock is a popular spot and the AT to upper junction of the Table Rock trail is well trodden. After the spur I could barely see the showshoe tracks from Amber on 12/28. Amber weighs much less than me and I sunk 2-4" with almost every step. The trail got much more challenging past the Baldpate lean-to and my progressed slowed to a snail in molasses due to the rise and my Tubbs getting deeper and deeper. 6 to 10" Amber did great navigating the poorly marked AT to West Baldface.

East Baldface looked so close covered in bare rock so I continued descending steeply into the col. Ascent was tricky with melting ice, water and bare rock. Windy conditions on the exposed surface and I only stayed log enough to touch the sign. Snowshoes door to door however, upon return I encountered a party of 4 post holing all the way to West Baldface and left a little discouraged.  
Name: HockeyPuck 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-30 
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