Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sugarloaf, North Sugarloaf , ME
Trails: Sugarloaf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the only car there at 6:30 and 8:15pm. Room for several here but it’s still a relatively small parking area that I’m sure easily overflows on a summer weekend.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is blazed in yellow and easy to follow. Trail signs were intact. I do not recall any blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A little bit of scrambling and a ladder but most hiking dogs would probably be okay.  
Bugs: I don’t recall them being out. Perhaps due to the rain.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: The CCC now actually has me OFFERING to do charity hikes…something is clearly not right in the universe. Nonetheless, congratulations to her for another 52WAV peak. This was a last minute decision after the deluge of rain. Trails were wet with tons of mud down low and standing water. Rock was wet but as I recall not terribly slippery. I’d only been to these peaks twice before the last time maybe 2 years ago and I did not recall the north and south viewpoints on North Sugarloaf. Luckily, the CCC found the north one which was really NW and we got a partial sunset view. Only noticing the southerly sour on Gaia now. The views seem better from Middle Peak anyway. Gaia had us at 3.4mi, 1000-1050ft of gain, and 1hr37min with some poking around the summits.  
Name: Liam Cooney and the CCC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-22 
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