Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Coe, South Brother, ME
Trails: Marston Trail, Mt. Coe Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area has room for 20 cars and a clean toilet. It is 45 minutes from the Gatehouse to the parking lot, BSP 20 mph winding dirt roads.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Dome water crossing on the Matston between the Coe trail and cirque required rock hoping, otherwise easy to navigate 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step overs on the Marston trAil from he parking lot to the Coe trail. On the slide, not much could be done. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw no dogs, though they may have a problem on the slide. 
Bugs: Lots, my wife resorted to her "bug" jacket complete with head net. I didn't get bothered as much, but when you stopped the little buggers were everywhere. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided to finish our last NEHH in Baxter this weekend. Tried to do these with North Brother and Fort loop last year, but was too tired from Hamlin the day before. The Coe slide was all they said it would be. A solid slab at very steep angle with not a lot of blazes. But you pop out at the top. My GPS indicated that we had missed the OJI cutoff, it was actually .1 mile farther than we thought. The trail over to the South Brother spur after it dropped from Coe was nice. Strangely about a mile from Coe there is a sign on the trail indicating South Brother but it is really about 0.1 mile farther. The South Brother spur is 0.3 mile of tough trail, many large boulders and tough foot placement. Great views 360 degree from both summits.  
Name: Frinda  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-07-19 
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