Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Buzzard’s Ledge (Ragged Mountain) , ME
Trails: Georges Highland Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked in the dirt lot on Barnestown Rd just north of the road’s jct with Gillette Rd. The lot was a bit soft and puddly with recent rain but not too bad and is easily accessible by any car. Maybe a half dozen or so cars when I arrived and left at 2:30/4pm. Room for probably 2-3 times that.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily rock hopped  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail was blazed in blue and I believe it was a lighter and/or much more faded blue than the other trails in the area. Also, it was blazed much less regularly than the other trails. Still easy to follow below tree line but some ambiguity on the ledges. I don’t recall any blowdowns and trail signs were intact  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. The ledges were pretty tame.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Georges Highland Trail (GHP) from Barnestown Rd, road walk

3rd hike of the day on my first full day of redlining from Rockland. I did this redline as an OAB to the ridge line. After its jct with Bald Mtn Trail, the road descends along the drainage, paralleling the road which, although scenic at times, is kind of a pain. On my return trip, I decided to walk the road instead. After the trail crosses the road, it gets fairly steep for a bit, along a minor drainage before attaining the ridge. Nice views from the ledge. One large patch of snow hidden behind a ledge I didn’t notice until I was on my way down. Beyond that, no snow/ice anywhere. Note that the trail isn’t exactly where Gaia says it is around Buzzards Ledge. Trails were a mix of dry and wet at this point. Ledge wasn’t too slick but with recent weather they’re now probably quite slick/icy and with a coating of snow. Gaia had me at 3mi, 800ft of gain, 1.5hrs.  
Name: Liam Cooney  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-08 
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