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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Brother, Fort Mountain (attempt), ME
Trails
Trails: Tote Road, Marston Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few streams open on Marston gullies.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step around, limbo under blowdowns on Marston, no major issues (some might be walk-under without the snowpack) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: North Brother and an attempt at Fort from Daicey Pond. 5 of us set out; two turned back before the tarn with minor issues. Weds night snow mostly obliterated most of the tracks of the groups who ascended the previous weeks. Broke trail through 6-8" dense powder below, up to 2 feet dense powder up high, N Brother summit was windblown near the top. We set out toward Fort with good GPS tracks but decided the cold, wind, and unbroken conditions warranted a turn-around. See our report for South Brother on 2/28. Other details: skis were a big time and energy saver for some of us on the Tote Road. We arrived to Daicey using Foss & Knowlton (cutting across the ponds in places instead of using the trail), breaking it out beyond the snowmobile portion. Was broken out well when we exited, except where drifting has probably blown in our tracks across the ponds.  
Name
Name: Barefoot Paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paulwgagnon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-01 
Link
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