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Peaks
Peaks Snow Mountain (Chain of Ponds), ME
Trails
Trails: Logging roads, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: North Road is in great condition and there is parking for 5 or so cars at the gate where the hike begins. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings, but a lot of mud and semi-permanent flooding in sections of the logging roads that can be tricky to navigate. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Bugs were not too bad. Worst at the car but got better once we started gaining elevation 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The logging road trail maintained by the Penobscot Nation is in great condition. We missed the initial turn off the trail onto a herd path that cuts out some of the logging road walk. It is marked by mid sized cairn on your right, but otherwise is not super visible if you're not actively looking for it. If you miss it you only lose a few minutes of hiking, as the logging roads turn back around and reconnect with the trail again. If you miss the trail and stay on the logging road route, there is a junction at one point where you will want to turn right to continue towards the summit and to get views of Snow Mountain Pond. Shortly after reaching the pond, there is a small sign with an arrow pointing to the start of the herd path to the summit. The beginning of the path is very overgrown and marshy, so it is hard to notice. After about a quarter mile it clears up and becomes a beautiful forest path all the way to the top. The fire tower ladder is still standing and climbable.  
Name
Name: Kyle Soeltz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wsoeltz@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-15 
Link
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