|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Dike Peak, Dorr Mountain, Cadillac Mountain, ME|
||Cadillac South Ridge Trail, Canon Brook Trail, Dorr South Ridge Trail, Gorge Trail, Cadillac South Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 18, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No one else parked along ME 3 when I started shortly before 9 AM; about a half dozen vehicles when I returned. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Some icy rocks on the Canon Brook crossings that required careful footing. No other issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||The Cadillac South Ridge Trail was a mix of bare ground, ice, and frozen granular snow with a thin coating of fresh snow from the previous night. Canon Brook Trail was like a glacier for most of the way between Cadillac South Ridge and A. Murray Young Path; crampons would not be overkill here. Dorr South Ridge was a mix of black and blue ice and bare ground; the ice was easily spike-able. The Gorge Path heading down from Dorr's summit was very icy which, combined with the steep grade, made for some slow going. Going up to Cadillac on that same trail was far less sketchy, and even took half as much time despite being almost twice the length with twice the vertical.|
Cold all day, but the cold air and clear sky made for some impressive viewing conditions. Not much wind either, even on the two summits. A challenging but rewarding hike for sure!
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.