Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Brother, Fort Mountain, South Brother, Mt. Coe, ME
Trails: Williams Pond Road, Tote Road, Marston Trail, bushwhack, herd path, Mt. Coe Trail, South Brother Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 28, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at start of Williams Pond Rd. Telos Road was plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Marston Trail stream crossings are still open. Open water on upper part of Williams Pond Rd. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Marston Trail one significant blowdown, other minor ones. Williams Pond Road one duck-under blowdown 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not allowed 
Bugs: nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: On Sunday we skied and hiked the Williams Pond Rd. to Nesowadnehunk pulling heavy sleds, then the Tote Road to Slide Dam where we tent camped. Used the covered picnic table for cooking. Nearby stream was still open for handy water supply.
On Monday, we broke trail up the Marston Trail starting at 5am using microspikes most of the way to North Brother. Cold and windy but good views. Headed to Fort and were generally able to follow the herd path, pushing through trees covered in fresh snow. Back at the Brothers Col we decided to head to South Brother and Coe, grateful to find the trail broken out by Zachary and crew. Thank you! (and congrats on #100). South Brother summit very blustery. Needed headlamps after we summited Coe, and long walk back out in the dark. Epic day. A good feeling to make to Fort after running out of time last Feb. Thanks to Heather!!
On Tuesday, we hiked out in a snowstorm the whole way, slow going, car buried in over a foot of snow, but Telos Road plowed.
Name: Donna D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-12-30 
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