Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Rocky Pond, Little Rocky Pond, Celia Pond, Jackson Pond, Little Beaver Pond, ME
Trails: Sentinel Link Trail, Rocky Pond Trail, Little Rocky Pond Trail, Celia and Jackson Ponds Trail, Little Beaver Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Same as my last report for Sentinel Mtn from the same day. 
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: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were blazed in blue. Not too faded but I don’t recall the frequency. I didn’t find them hard to follow except perhaps on Little Rocky Pond Trail with the blowdowns noted below. Trail signs were intact but notice the slightly different or added trail names compared to the guidebook. A skinny but tall leaner sits well above the trail 10min down Rocky Pond Trail. A small-mid sized duck under that hadn’t been delimbed is about 10min into Little Rocky Pond Trail, immediately followed by a large cluster that I believe there was a herd path around. The trail could really be trimmed way back as it approaches Rocky Pond (and maybe another spot or two as well).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs are not allowed in BSP.  
Bugs: I don’t think they were too bad.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd and 3rd hikes of the day on our 1st day in Millinocket after redlining Sentinel Mtn. I meant to note in my previous report for Sentinel that Sentinel Link starts at a sign for Kidney Pond Trail and is not entirely correctly shown on Gaia; no trail exists that borders the water and connects to the cabin as it’s shown on Gaia.

First I hiked an OAB to Rocky and Little Rocky ponds. Parts of the trail through the brush as it approaches Rocky Pond (and maybe Little Rocky Pond or other sections as well) could really be trimmed back; they are very overgrown. Great views from the ponds, the trails were mostly flat, and I believe the footing was descent as well. Celia and Jackson and Little Beaver trails were similar but the latter was clearly less travelled and a little rougher I believe. Gaia had me at 2.25mi, 125-150ft of gain, 1hr for the Rocky Ponds, and Celia, Jackson, and Little Beaver Ponds was 4.5mi, 300-325ft of gain, 1hr52min.  
Name: Liam Cooney  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-21 
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