Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Puzzle Mountain, ME
Trails: Grafton Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Excellent lot right of off rt 26. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few small easy to cross streams 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very informative signage at the kiosk and a nice sign-in book shortly up the trail. Well blazed, good cairns where needed. No blow downs. There is one very weathered sign near the upper ledges that I could not read, not sure what it was for. Thank you, MATC, for your fine work! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Remember my usual two observations: 1. Private land. 2. Carry sufficient water.  
Bugs: A couple skeeters. A few gorgeous butterflies (one kept landing on Prema). 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wednesday was the perfect day for this, clear sunny day to appreciate the views. I included the question mark because I believe we did not reach the main summit. Great views all around, but we couldn't find the Woodsum Loop sign. Two hikers who were finishing up the Grafton Loop told us it was another third of a mile. No views there, but the Woodsum Loop was there. We saved it for another day. And there will be another day because while researching this I found that there are iron bars where we didn't go and Prema will be sorry we missed them.

First part is a gradual ascent through a hardwood forest. The MATC has a sign-in box about .75 miles in. Some joker had graffitied "Too Easy." on it. Must not have made it to the scenic area; while it was not difficult, it is a constant climb. Plenty of blueberries are still scattered throughout. Did not go to the boulder caves. We definitely need to return! Thank you to the landowners for allowing this trail and thanks to the MATC for their work.
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-25 
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