Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Long Mountain (Albany Township), ME
Trails: North Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the northern approach lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Four, all hoppable, two with mud around the crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 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! 
Bugs: Minor buzzing by mosquitoes until the 2nd tote road crossing. Nothing much above that unless you dawdle too long. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: 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)

Good times.  
Name: Kavinsky 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-27 
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