|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, ME|
||Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Bigelow Range Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 8, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the end of Stratton Brook Pond Road. Getting tight w/ all the recent snowfall. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Two water crossings opened up but easily manageable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Avery & Bigelow|
Trails had a variety of conditions. From the parking area to about 1 mile up Fire Warden all well packed and in great shape. As the elevation increased the trail was being filled in with windblown. About one mile from the col the trail had about 8" of powdery dry snow. The AT between peaks was completely filled in with 12" of powder. The final steep ascent before Bigelow had 12"-24" of powder and was a chore to get up because of sliding back - the snow would not compact under my snow shoes. Coming down around noon the temp increased and the lower elevations were spring like conditions. Wet and sticky. Bare booted from parking area to about 1/2 mile up the Fire Warden and then snowshoes for the rest of the day. I was the only hiker out there today.
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.