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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. OJI, ME
Trails
Trails: Mt. OJI Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were lodged at Kidney Pond and came in via Abol Bridge & Abol Stream Trail to the Tote Road. There was very little snow on the road; we rigged wheels to sleds & used them for the ingress & part of the egress.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lower part of trail had been subject to heavy floods before our hike and some of the bog bridges in the low swampy area were displaced. Still a lot of unfrozen standing water and tricky areas.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Displaced bog bridges. Probably about 6 or so blowdowns of significance and lots of smaller stuff down. Trail from beyond Old Jay Eye Rock to summit is in need of a serious haircut.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One of our party lost a sled rig wheel.  
 
Comments
Comments: See notes above about bog bridge displacement. Only about 2"-3" at elevations below 3k, a little more higher than that with some older hard drift pockets & lots of ice up high. Not enough snow to make getting in & out of the Old Jay Eye crack easy.  
Name
Name: Barefoot Paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paulwgagnon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-03 
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