|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 7, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|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:
||All trails listed were fine. Dudley trail is still closed. |
||No dogs allowed in Baxter State Park. |
||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:
||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.
||Protean Wanderer |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.