Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, ME
Trails: Stratton Brook Pond Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Bigelow Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stratton Pond Road is well plowed, but icy. There is a sign indicating it is closed for logging operations. We observed active logging operations and parked at the AT lot off 27. This added about 1.5-2 miles each way.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged, snow bridged, or rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blazing is a little light up in the Col when you start off in either direction for the peaks. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today, Jackson stayed home with KatieB to be her valentine.  
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada  
Comments: Still chipping away at the winter 67 over 70 with Tom as he continues to learn Maine is a different beast. AT from 27 is chopped up with a good set of postholes. From that point trails are in decent shape. There are postholes on some of the inclines which actually help a bit for footing as long as you watch your step. Taylor wore Hillsounds door to door. Tom put on K10s at the Col and I put on my full crampons, but mostly because my other traction was rockspikes. Yesterday there was no reason to carry snowshoes unless you wanted the televators. The wind was howling down low, but we caught a nice lull up top, making for a more pleasant than expected trip above treeline.  
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail: Mikeymace at Hotmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-15 
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