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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Hunt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Heading to South Turner, the bridge is being repaired. Follow the orange surveyor's tape back from the Ranger Station. There is a temporary bridge that will get you across Roaring Brook. (It's a very sturdy, well built bridge.)  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails listed were fine. Dudley trail is still closed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs allowed in Baxter State Park.  
Bugs
Bugs: The Maine state bird is in abundance in the park, and they're utterly homicidal. Bring ample quantities of bug juice, and a head net isn't a bad idea. (It's not like the trail is a runway in Paris or Milan, anyway.)  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Katahdin, North and South Brother, South Turner, Sentinel Mountain

Hunt Trail, Marston Trail, Sentinel Mountain Trail, South Turner Mountain Trail

Wow, where to start? It was a 9 day trip, so, much was seen and much was hiked. As a whole and in its parts, Baxter's legacy did not disappoint one single iota. Kudos to the AT hikers who I meet on Katahdin, that finished their journeys: Frozen, Resident Daddy, Farmer, 'Murica, and Katmandu.

Overall, trails were in fine shape. Maybe a blowdown here or there, maybe some bog bridge needed replacing. But by and large, smooth sailing.

There's a write up on my blog of the general experience. More posts detailing the individual hikes to follow. As always, there are pictures. Please consider subscribing to stay abreast.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-10 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2019/07/10/trip-report-baxter-state-park/ 
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