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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, Bigelow Mountain - North Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Firewarden's Trail, Bigelow Range Trail, Horns Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No cars at 7:30, about 6 cars at 5:30. Stratton Brook Pond Rd is in great shape - any car can make it to the parking area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Bigelows never fail to deliver, and did they ever on Friday. The valley was a fire of red, gold, and orange-some of the best foliage I have ever seen. It was 34 degrees when I started, and probably colder than that when I got to Bigelow Col; the tent platforms were heavily frosted, and the trees had a light frost. Breaking into the clear at the summit of Avery it was at least 10 degrees warmer immediately, with little to no wind. Talked to a thru-hiker for a while, then pushed to West, where it had gotten even warmer (only in the sun, it was still cold in the woods). Sat in the sun for a while, talked with another thru-hiker, then headed for the Horns. After killing so much time, it was about 1:30 before I got to South Horn; by now there was no wind and sitting in the sun it was probably 65. Met Joyce and Jill, killed about an hour at the summit chatting and admiring the view, then headed out in no real hurry to get home. Fantastic day.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-09 
Link
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