Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dike Peak, Dorr Mountain, Cadillac Mountain, ME
Trails: Cadillac South Ridge Trail, Canon Brook Trail, Dorr South Ridge Trail, Gorge Trail, Cadillac South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some icy rocks on the Canon Brook crossings that required careful footing. No other issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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!  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-19 
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