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Peaks
Peaks Pleasant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Ledges Trail, Bald Peak Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for 10-12 cars at Ledges Trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Little bit of everything. Given the forecast, I was surprised to be the first car at the lot at 10:30. Trail was packed sidewalk with lots of ice and a few bare spots (some were fairly long and were wet and muddy) up until the ledges. From there to the summit was bare, except for the occasional patch and a large drift just below the summit. Views over to the Whites were great, and I got the summit to myself for 15 minutes or so. I had initially intended to head over to Shawnee Peak ski area on the other end of the mountain, but Bald Peak Trail across the ridge was still 3 feet of snow. It hadn't seen as much use, so the monorail was unstable, and I hadn't brought my snowshoes. I started postholing, so I stopped at the ledges on Bald Peak and turned back rather than slog on; the temps were rising quickly, and it was only going to get worse. Was nice to bareboot for the first time in months, and to wear only a t-shirt.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-14 
Link
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