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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Hunt Trail, Abol Trail, Park Tote Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Reserved a space with the DUPR for Katahdin Stream Campground. Spaces are hard to come by so act quickly when you choose to go 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nice stonework on the Hunt Trail. Newish relo on Abol Trail with a lot of stonework as well. No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No Dogs allowed in Baxter State Park 
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad until the road walk back to the car at the end of the day 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful long loop up to Baxter Peak. The Hunt Trail was very challenging for the ascent with a lot of scrambling and a few sketchy spots of ledge. Trail was in pretty good shape considering the amount of use it gets. Mainly dry with one short section of running water in the trail. The Abol Trail was wild going down. A recent relocation takes the trail away from the lower section of the slide making it a bit safer. Still quite a challenge to descend. The summit was very busy with many thru hikers making their finish.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-23 
Link
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