Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin - Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin - Hamlin Peak, ME
Trails: Chimney Pond Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, North West Basin Trail, Saddle Trail, Abol Stream Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 9, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at abol bridge, lots of ice. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Abol Pond and Basin Pond where frozen enough to utilize 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found Dan’s snowshoe!  
Comments: What an amazing adventure in BSP! Thanks to Yukon for organizing. Pamola graced us with amazing weather. Hiked into roaring first day, the up to chimney pond second. Successful summit attempt made on Monday, weather was amazing. Trails are a little choppy to treeline but after that it was nice! Some sections of bulletproof ice but avoidable. Someone has put wands up for winter whack utilization coming off Hamlin to table lands. Had summits all to ourselves. We went down the winter version of saddle, the entryway down below is flagged. Saddle trail from there to the hut is choppy. You might be able to get away without snowshoes, but you definitely want to bring your axe!  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-11 
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