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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Brother, Mt. Coe, ME
Trails
Trails: Abol Stream Trail, roads, Tote Road, Marston Trail, Mt. Coe Trail, South Brother Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road seems to be regularly plowed to Abol bridge parking lot where we parked. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Abol Stream trail has some beaver flooding. The entire trail is over taken with up to a foot of water. It was tricky, but doable with sleds.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Marston has a few blowdowns, one significant. Tote road looked good. The access road to Daisey had a few, one of which we were able to clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked in BSP with Slow and Steady, Alex, and Pete.

We entered the park on the 27th. We were pleased to have about four inches of new, unpacked powder as it allowed us to take sleds.

As a group of five, we headed to the Marston tr early on the 28th. The trail had ½ foot or so of snow to start, which had been broken by two hikers w/o snowshoes. Most of our group used the shoes, which were sometimes challenging due to exposed rocks. Higher up, snow depths increased, but trail breaking was never bad. At the brothers col., Slow and Steady went for N. bro, while three of us headed for s. bro and Coe. It was a very cold and windy.

On the 29th, we departed the park, as significant snow accumulated.

This trip completed my Winter New England 100 highest. Thanks Slow and Steady, Alex, and Pete for a great trip.
 
Name
Name: zporterColdRIverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-12-29 
Link
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