Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Locke Mountain, ME
Trails: Summit Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 14, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Locke Mtn Rd is gated at its start and there are no parking signs along around here. We drove back to the jct of Daisy Bryant and North Rd and parked in a plowed off spot. This was 0.2mi from Locke Mtn Rd and and 0.8mi (total) with 250ft of gain from the regular parking area. We met a couple of nice locals who politely informed us that we were not supposed to park there but that there is a parking area a ways back east along North Rd that is the winter parking area. This may add 2mi each way to the hike; we drove by it on the way in but didn't think it could have anything to do with Locke Mtn.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Trivial but be aware of bog bridges beneath the snow that can be tricky with snowshoes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is blazed in blue and jcts are well signed. Some leaners but no real blowdowns that I recall.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: First hike of the day. This is a new addition to the 12th ed. of the MMG. Note the 0.8mi/250ft of gain road walk each way described in the parking section above. The road walk would be much longer (not sure how long) if you parked at the lot along North Rd where you're evidently supposed to (hopefully this detail will get added to the next edition of the MMG). The trail is well marked and easy to follow even with snow on the ground. We broke trail with a bit of a crust which slowed us down but wasn't all that bad nor as bad as I thought it would be. Snow depth at this low elevation was of course not terribly deep but certainly warranted snowshoe use. This is a good trail for snowshoeing with gentle-moderate grades. Great views from West Ledge and at the end of the (current) trail. Note that although the kiosk shows the trail continuing over Barker Mtn (in parenthesis it says "Under Construction") the trail is not yet made. Gaia had us at 5mi, 1050ft og gain, 3hr50min.  
Name: Liam Cooney and the CCC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-21 
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