|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Burnt Jacket Mountain (Attean Pond Township), ME|
||Burnt Jacket Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, May 13, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking at the gate on Gander Brook Road |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail to east summit is well marked, moderately well used, and generally easy to follow. The trail between the two summits has flagging, but is very obscure with lots of brush and minimal footbed. |
||Not bad |
|Lost and Found:
||After packing up camp, our first hike on the third day of our trip was Burnt Jacket Mountain. It's a short 1.1 mile hike through some very nice spruce-fir forest to the east peak, where the best views are. There are great views to the north, south, and west which can be found by checking out the various ledges.|
From the east summit, we continued on 0.4 mile to the higher west summit. This section of trail quickly dropped through a rock chimney, which had some fun scrambling. From here on, it was marked by ribbons on trees and very old blazes, but it had very little footbed and was often obscured by brush and blowdowns. It was a fun little adventure to the main summit, although it didn't have much in the way of views.
We then returned the way we came, and stopped again at the east summit to enjoy the views.
||Sam Shirley |
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.