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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kennebago Divide, White Cap Mountain, Monument Peak, Boundary Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Logging road, skid road, bushwhack, herd paths, boundary swath
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Pond / Kennebago River Road / Wiggle Brook / Oxbow Expressway where in great shape, so much so I'd drive my MINI there. Porter Brook has 4 culvert crossings that where fine in a truck, but would not have done in mini 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was tons of flagging of varying colors and age. It's now gone. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A great, misty day down in Maine. We where able to make it to the last split of Porter Brook Road. We followed the old logging cut, which shot us way west of where we wanted to be, basically at the start of the ascent of White Cap. Took a compass bearing and more or less followed it in extremely beautiful and good wood to KD. Very easy moving. Lots of herd paths everywhere, and like I mentioned before, tons of flagging which we took down. Completely unnecessary and the "hanzel and gretel" method is mentioned in the NEHH packet. From KD, we took another bearing and ended up finding a herd path which follows its own compass bearing to the summit of White Cap (with a little whacking involved to make it sporting). From there we whacked due West, again in great wood, to the col between White Cap and Monument. There is some logging activity but it certainly is still relatively easy moving, certainly not like Elephant. From there we ascended the Eastern ridge of Monument (ME3k) to the summit obelisk. From there we rode the swath, trending as much as we could on the American side (despite the super enticing ATV trails). About a dozen hunters in their blinds along the Canadian side. Note access is CLOSED from Canadian side to Boundary at this time. The one hunter at Monument 447 was extremely upset with us and kept telling us we where not supposed to be there. I hardly felt bad seeing as if anything was in the area, we would have pushed it, and he was sitting over 5 salt licks. Very sportsman like! On the way back to Monument Peak the clouds lifted for lovely views. We tried to be as quiet as possible while passing the hunters as to attempt to be respectful. On the way down we descended back along the eastern ridge of Monument a short ways and then took a compass bearing in the area of the skidder/log road we saw when we parked. Found it in good order. A great day of adventuring for sure!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Yukon Cornelius 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-14 
Link
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