Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, ME
Trails: Wheeler Brook Trail, Little Lary Brook Road, Route 113
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Little Lary Brook Road to west trailhead is closed in winter. Plenty of roadside parking on Route 2 near the east trailhead  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings of Wheeler Brook were a little tricky, largely due to the steep banks on either side 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blazing is very faded, but trail corridor is generally clear. Signs and arrows are helpful. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I met up with Amy Niemczura-Sowa this morning to snowshoe the Wheeler Brook Trail. We left a car at the gate on 113, and started from the trail's eastern trailhead on Route 2. Unsurprisingly, the trail was unbroken throughout its entire route, but snow conditions were perfect for snowshoeing, and breaking trail was not very difficult. On the way up to the height of land, we stopped to view the flume and cascades on Wheeler Brook, which were flowing nicely. Some of the crossings of Wheeler Brook were a bit interesting, mostly due to the steep snowy banks on either side of the crossings.

After passing the height of land, it was an easy descent to Little Lary Brook Road. We then followed the road to 113, which we then followed back to the car that we spotted. Route 113 looks to have suffered some significant damage at the Wild River crossing, so I'm guessing that it will have a delayed opening this year. Snowshoes were needed the entire way, and the Wheeler Brook Trail ended up being an excellent winter hike!  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-07 
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