Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - North Horn, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Stratton Brook Road, Fire Warden's Trail, Horns Pond Trail, North Horn Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the AT trailhead on Route 27 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of mud, but all stream crossings were hoppable with care 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are well marked and maintained. Some bog bridging could use replacement  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The weather seemed foreboding at the start of the day, but luck was on our side, and it ended up being a spectacular day on my favorite Bigelow peak, North Horn. We started at the AT trailhead on Route 27 and made a loop utilizing the AT, Stratton Brook Road, the Fire Warden's Trail, the Horns Pond Trail, and the North Horn Spur. It was an excellent route to take, and the clouds parted as we reached the summit, revealing the panorama of Flagstaff Lake and the Bigelow Range which made me fall in love with North Horn. On the AT to the west of Horns Pond, we visited a new to me viewpoint which offered a look back at the Horns perfectly framing Horns Pond. The trails weren't particularly busy, and the majority of people that we saw were AT hikers or people on shorter backpacking trips.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-27 
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