Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Goose Eye Mountain, ME
Trails: Goose Eye Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Success Pond Road at the start is dirt and became muddy on way out (due to city using area as snow dump); road is icy and somewhat rutted in spots, caution needed not to get going too fast; parking at trailhead has a frozen snow bank but room enough to pull off; having a shovel might be a good idea!! Some spots melting this PM... 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First one frozen solid, easy crossing; second one, open in spots, rock hopped, but others went upstream to cross.. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This was a trail check/maintenance hike, removed (sawed) about a dozen spots of obtacles, small blow downs and leaners into trail..still many spots with "face slappers!!" 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thanks to snowshoers recently, there was a relatively nice trench, tho choppy in spots; morning lower part was frozen and used spikes until up higher into soft woods, snow got softer and snowshoes needed; approaching summit the snowshoers started up the summit cone and tracks ended with them sliding backwards; I had switched to Hillsounds Pro Crampons and was able to stay left and use trees to get me to summit; I kicked in some steps but also postholed and a few spruce traps, but there's track to summit..took caution coming back down, snowshoes back on after getting down a ways; snow down low in hardwoods became softer in PM sun and had some balling up issues but not too bad..If a chilly night might be good to tag it tomorrow...  
Name: Keith E 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-13 
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