|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Long Mountain (Albany Township), ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 26, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the northern approach lot. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Four, all hoppable, two with mud around the crossing. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Bog bridges in good shape; some replaced slats. Thank you! Signage was great and only the flowers at the beginning of the trail were overgrown. No big deal. |
||Dogs would be fine. Please pick up after them and DON'T leave the bag in the parking lot because you didn't want to take it in your car! |
||Minor buzzing by mosquitoes until the 2nd tote road crossing. Nothing much above that unless you dawdle too long. |
|Lost and Found:
||Southern Approach = near Albany village up the hill road to the east|
Northern Approach = maybe 13 min from Albany village
Trail in diverges at the parking lot from mountain bike trails which have recently reopened. Boomers with their spouses were heard falling off their bikes on the mountain bike trail. I looked and called if someone needed help but no answer; all the cars in the parking lot were gone when I returned.
Trail then diverges about a mile in between north loop and south loop. North loop is shorter. BUT I think the 1mi is not the right mileage. I think it's slightly longer than a mile to the ledge lookup. Did an out and back. 1 hr 20 min to the north ledge lookout; 50 min to get back to the car. Great shorter day hike. I'd not go here when it's busy with leaf peeping - rather go farther afield.
Also, don't have someone wear sneakers on this trail. Hiking shoes/trail runners are fine, but it's a muggy trail most likely most of the year and too much opportunity for slippage (though I didn't slip in Danner trail runners)
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.