Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bemis Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Bemis Stream Trail, logging roads
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Bemis Road (aka., Bemis Track) AT trail junction. Room for 2-3 vehicles. Lots of parking a bit south of AT junction where there are pullouts. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All very easy due to moderate water levels, including the one crossing in a estuary area on Bemis Stream Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bemis Stream Trail in tough shape. Very muddy and lots of blowdowns. Only a few of the blowdowns were problematic, however. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very doable for fit dogs. 
Bugs: Deerflies and to a lesser extent, blackflies and mosquitoes on Bemis Stream Trail. Deerflies were awful! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did my annual 12 mile loop going up AT over Bemis Mt. from the Bemis Road (Bemis Track) and down Bemis Stream Trail. Not sure I will be doing this again, however, as Bemis Stream Trail is in poor shape. It is blazed nicely, but is very muddy and has a lot of blowdowns. The deerflies were horrific below the upper Bemis Stream crossing. Thankfully, I carried my "Jolt" racket zapper, which disposed of about 30 of these annoying parasites. Decided not to take Bemis Stream Trail below the first log road intersection, as I had enough of the mud, blowdowns and bugs. Took the log road out to the Bemis Road, took a left and went back to my vehicle. The AT portion was in pretty decent shape, with major boot sucking mud just past the Peak 2 summit and past the main summit. It was all avoidable with care. Saw 6 people on the AT; all section hikers or thru-hikers. Saw nobody on the Bemis Stream Trail or log roads.  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-05 
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