Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Upper Little Lyford Pond, ME
Trails: Spur Trail, Pond Loop Trail, Indian Mountain Circuit
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: After my big hike, I still had a little time so drove about a 1/2mi north on Upper Valley Rd and parked in a small parking area next to the start of the spur trail (shown as Pond Loop Trail on Gaia). It’s $17/day for non-ME residents and $12/day for ME residents to enter the KI and Jo-Mary Rds. I entered from the Greenville side. Roads were in fine shape for a low clearance car. The gate opens at 6am and closes at 9pm. After the Pond Loop hike, I drove 3/4mi south along Upper Valley Rd and parked roadside near the entrance to the lodge to do a quick OAB along the start of Indian Mtn Circuit.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I don’t recall any that weren’t bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pond Loop Trail is easy to follow and was marked with diamonds tacked to trees. I believe they were blue for this loop. Maybe red when it coincides with Pleasant River Trail. I do not recall any blowdowns. A trail sign had fallen amongst the ferns at one of the jcts. Indian Mtn Circuit is marked with red diamonds.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: As far as I know, dogs are allowed here and these would be fine trails for them.  
Bugs: I don’t recall any.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Technically, this is two hikes in one report separated by a short drive but no need to spam this great site of Jeremy’s more than I already do: Quick hike to clean up some other redlines after my much larger one. Pond Loop Trail is an easy, pleasant hike. Very trail runnable. I don’t remember ground conditions too well but I will say that things were not nearly as bad as I suspected given that this area supposedly got 4in of rain the previous day. I hiked the loop counterclockwise as the guidebook describes. Gerry’s Gazebo was pretty cool! Gaia had me at just over 2mi, 150-175ft of gain, 39min.

Afterward, I drove briefly to do a quick OAB on the lowest 0.4mi of Indian Mtn Circuit Trail. Like the other sections of this trail, it followed an old road and was often overgrown but not as badly as other sections of memory serves correctly. Gaia had me at 0.8mi, 150ft of gain, 16min.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-16 
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