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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Table Rock, Baldpate Mountain - West Peak, Baldpate Mountain - East Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Table Rock Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I got to the trail parking spot in the notch at 6:00am so plenty of spaces available. Parked alongside road after 2:00pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Between the Baldpates is a bog crossing in dire need of bridge repair, I stuck my hiking pole in it and it went all the way to my handle. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Half a dozen, some not on leashes  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies down low 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up the steep table rock trail to table rock. Nice spot... then continued on trail linking back up to the AT. Nice easy hike to baldpate lean to then it gets real steep to west peak. Nice rock stairs for the approach. Socked in the clouds, headed over to East peak and hung out there for hour and a half waiting for the clouds to lift. Chilly wait but worth it because the clouds did start to lift giving me wonderful views. Satisfied I headed back over to west peak with great views along the way. I saw a half dozen north bound hikers and a spruce grouse at west peak summit. Walked the trail with me a few hundred feet until it farted into the woods. Baldpates was a wonderful hike but not as tough as I thought it would be. Still plenty of blueberries up high.  
Name
Name: Donnie S. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ds.hydro22@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-25 
Link
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