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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Low Aziscohos Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Asizcohos Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside on Route 16, on height of land about a mile east of the dam. Trail sign faces westbound traffic, so it's easy to miss if driving eastbound. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of size 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns frozen into the snowpack. Recent logging in the middle portion of the trail - blue ribbon marks trail. Otherwise, very well blazed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail was well packed and could have been booted with light traction today. With warmer temperatures forecasted tomorrow, snowshoes would be a good idea. I snowshoed roundtrip with no issue - others booted with traction with no issue.


Maybe a foot or so of snowpack down low - 2-5 feet up high. Frozen granular surface made for decent bushwhacking.


No sign of recent traffic on Tower Man Trail. Some locals are working to get it maintained again.


Didn't bother to bushwhack to true summit (Aziscohos Mountain), but the ledges around the old fire tower footings on Low Aziscohos had good views in all directions.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/Maine/lowaziscohosmtn-2012-0310.php 
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