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Peaks
Peaks Gulf Hagas, ME
Trails
Trails: Head of the Gulf Trail, Rim Trail, Pleasant River Tote Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the Upper Gulf parking area when you enter from the West at the Hedgehog Gate. The family minivan survived the drive in on the rough Katahdin Ironworks (KI) Rd. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No fording of the River when entering from the north - all else were brushed or non-issues  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hats off the MATC for all those new bog bridges on Pleasant River Tote Rd - lets you speed home. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots out today 
Bugs
Bugs: We deeted up at the swamp on Head of Gulf Tr not long after we started due to mosquitos then we were fine. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice take - a little underwhelming of a canyon (after hiking the real Grand Canyon 9 mo ago) but the waterfalls were nice and it was a lovely, wild part of ME I’d love to explore more fully soon. Upper half of Rim Tr. was much more difficult - after The Jaws (when descending SE) the trail flattens out and you can fly. Lots of families today. I’m always amazed at the questionable footwear choices given the muddy ledges and extensive root system on the Rim Tr., including a mother’s and daughter in bright white Keds. Sheesh.

Be aware Maine’s out of state Day Use Fee is $15/person and is payable only in cash or personal check. Hope the state uses my $60 wisely.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-01 
Link
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