|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Snow Mountain (Cupsuptic), ME
|Logging roads, herd paths, bushwhacks
|Date of Hike:
|Thursday, September 14, 2023
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|Room to pull off along the side of Wiggle Brook Rd (dirt/gravel logging road), otherwise most cars should be able to tackle the initial drive along the old logging road and stash the car in an old lot up the hill.
|Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Some wet, standing water on the initial logging road off Wiggle Brook Rd, overall avoidable.
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|N/A, not a trail
|Didn't see anyone all day, but honestly would not bring dogs on this bushwhack. Quick encounter with a moose, nothing major, extremely brushy if not on the herd path.
|Lost and Found:
|Quick, 4.2mi round trip. Parked alongside Wiggle Brook Rd as logging traffic along this road was minimal, plenty of space for a few cars to pull off. Made the mistake of veering off the old road which leads to the herd path and began bushwhacking away from the standing water/mud in an effort to gain elevation, thinking higher land would be better drained, met dense hobblebush with some raspberry bushes with a moose lurking. Gave the fella lots of space and trekked around, working my way toward the location of the herd path. Met up with the herd path about half-way up Snow Mtn at an old logging landing. Cairns mark the herd path quite well despite the lower section of herd path being hard to follow from the landing, it quickly becomes a well trodden pathway ascending the hillside. Quick work meandering to the summit area amongst lots of moose activity, saw some old bones but only the 1 moose down lower.
Easily followed the herd path all the way back down to my car back on Wiggle Brook. If you want a spicy adventure, feel free to actually bushwhack this peak, otherwise following the herd path is still beautiful and feels incredibly remote.
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.