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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Midway Pond, Mountain Pond, ME
Trails
Trails: Unnamed trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: She had an easier time than we did 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Black diamond ski pole baskets 
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked to Midway pond from Saddleback rd, trail was almost completely snow covered. Midway pond is still ~1/3 ice-covered. Then drove to Mountain pond trail on Edleweis rd. Trail was clear of snow for first 1.5 miles then deep rotten snow on the flat portion. Pond is free of ice.

If anyone goes hiking in the Bigalows, I'm interested in tracking the ice-break up on Horns and Cranberry ponds. I am a researcher at University of Maine and am studying the ecological influence of variability in ice-out. If you could mention the status of the ice on these ponds, or these pond or other high elevation ponds that would be so helpful! Thanks.  
Name
Name: Stevie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephanie.dykema@maine.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-14 
Link
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