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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Doubletop Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Slaughter Pond Trail, Doubletop Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at both ends - Slaughter Pond Trailhead and Nesowadnehunk Field, no cars parked on either end 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hop-able with nimble feet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This trail had seen love by trail maintainers, all the blow downs had been recently removed. Only one big Beech Tree down across and in the trail about 2/3 down the mountain towards Nesowadnehunk Field.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no dogs in Baxter and no motorcycles 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes eeek!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My alarm wen off at 4:30 am, time to pack up and eat breakfast! Bryan and Zachary planned to do a car drop, so from our Nesowadnehunk campsite I hitched a ride to the Slaughter Pond Trailhead 4/10th of a mile down Kidney Pond Road. I was hoping a moose would join my but I hiked alone. Lots of water running down the trail and I managed to rock hop my way up and keeping my feet dry. The last half mile is the most rugged and steep trail and I used my rock climbing skills to haul myself up the large blocks of granite (think Mahoosuc Notch but vertical). I am sure glad I did my point to point south to north because the trail going down to Nesowadnehunk Field is much more tame dry and less steep. The Doubletops summit is something else. Popping out near the South bump it was windy and wide open, super exposed but what a view! I could see all the peaks I visited the day before and so far all around. I had to put on my down coat it was so cool and windy. The 2/10th across the summit to the North bump was exposed, walking along the edge of a cliff. I had a second breakfast the North summit bump, I could have stayed there all day. Doubletop has one nice summit, it is long and narrow and the views are outstanding. Big Bang for your efforts indeed! Descending down to the Nesowadnehunk Field and my waiting car was quite pleasant--no rock climbing or wet trails. I am adding this one to my favorites list. I was in my car heading home by 10 am.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-13 
Link
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