|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, December 30, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking at AT (Old Speck) lot in Grafton Notch. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossings were open and rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.