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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Elephant Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I made it to the trailhead 3.2 miles from the South Arm Rd with a very low clearance Civic, driving very carefully. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: One sluggish mosquito noted in the parking area- temp 42 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The usual route, described on NETC many times, is SO much easier than the more direct route I ascended in 1999, plowing through the thick spruce with knee-knocking hidden blowdown guarding the Eastern side of the summit. When I was in the School of Whack, 'real hikers' favored a direct on-bearing assault, only 'whimps' would take the path of least resistance. With experience, I am happy now to be in the latter category.
(I'll be continuing to climb these NEHH peaks in all seasons. Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like company or help with Winter trail-breaking).  
Name
Name: rollie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mark451@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-27 
Link
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