Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, ME
Trails: Tote Road, Abol Trail, Hunt Trail, Knife Edge
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Baxter Winter Parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Saw one moth at the end of the hike 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Single day hike to bag Baxter & Hamlin. Precipitation rolled in sooner than expected so we tagged Baxter and headed down. I needed both peaks to complete my W67 and NE100 so I was bummed to not get Hamlin. Tote road was firm packed snow. Abol from campground to the slide was a mix of packed and loose snow. We used snowshoes to avoid post holing. At the slide switched to Hillsounds and wore them to Baxter but then switched to crampons for the descent. The slide was patches of ice and wet ice with some dry areas. The Table was solid ice and then hard packed snow ascending to Baxter. Descending the Abol slide was super slow for me.  
Name: John Grayson 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-04 
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