Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Brother, ME
Trails: Marston Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We began our adventure on 1/19 by parking at the intersection Telos and Williams Pond Road and ski pulking our way 6+ miles to a cabin at Nesowadnehunk Field Campground. On 1/21 we started the hike at the campground and skied the Tote Road to Marston trailhead, left our pulks and changed out to hiking boots from ski boots. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were several small stream crossing that had just iced over that were easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were several recent blowdowns on our way to the summit that were manageable to go over, under or around without too much hassle.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None  
Bugs: House flies... in the cabin...when it's 5 deg. outside. They became active when we lit the wood stove and it got above 50 deg inside.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing lost, nothing found 
Comments: Aside from several snowmobilers on the tote road on Saturday and one Sunday, we had the entire area to ourselves. Our objective was North Brother and we were successful. We (and by that I mean my hiking buddy Pete) broke 4-12" of new snow from the trailhead to the summit of North Brother. Temps were 10 deg at the base and 2 deg near the summit with up to 30 mph winds. Conditions were overcast most of the day with brief glimpses of the sun. We were on snowshoes the entire hike. Microspikes would have been doable and crampons overkill. Summit conditions were gusty and cold, so our stay there was limited to a few pictures holding the summit sign that was broken off its post. Visibility was poor and there were no views of nearby peaks, but it was a great day to be alive in the mountains.  
Name: paul 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-23 
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