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Current Trail Reports
|1/1/2021||Bemis Stream Trail on either side of Bemis road||The beginnings of the trail on either side of Bemis rd have been heavily logged in the past few months. On the east side, Beyond the blue blaze on a stone along the road and a lone tree left staining with the MATC trail sign, the area that used to contain the beginning of the trail is completely cut down. We could not find any additional blazes.|
On the west side we also found the blaze at the side of the road. Beyond that extensive logging. Going in along one of the logging roads we found some blazes but they ended at a logging road that went far in.
On both side we were stepping on all the small branches residual from logging
|10/16/2020||Trail head rd 27 wyman me signs have been distroy holes in metal roof. May be weather related not sure||Small|
|10/12/2020||Hiked from Caribou Valley Road to summit of Sugarbush, then to Spaulding and back to trailhead on Caribou Valley Road. I am an AT Maintainer in MA (Goose Pond Rd to Webster Rd).||Great trail and wonderful day! Two 10-12 inch pine tree blowdowns that were quite recent. One was a step over with a variety of broken branches, the other had a significant walk around. Both were between the summit of Spaulding and the high point of the ridge toward Sugarloaf. Each was a few tenths on either side of the CCC plaque. I cleared some minor blowdown but I did not have a saw with me for the larger two. Picture shows the one with a walk around.||Holmquist|
|10/10/2020||AT East Bound from Caratunk/North Shore Rd. parking area to Pleasant Pond Mountain summit and back.||1st mile from parking area up to hard left turn (side on tree) is in fine shape. |
The section above the first mile has several larger pines down, many of which appear to be fairly recent. Ridge section up to summit sign is well marked and in good shape.
The spur trail to the Pleasant Pond Lean-To has a massive blowdown (large maple) that is almost impassable and hard to circumvent.
|8/26/2020||Big between east and west baldpate||1. The bog bridging is dated and in need of replacement. |
2. The deep bog that has no bridging has been in need of something since first navigating it in the 1970’s. Perhaps even a relocation. Sorry I have no coordinates but I believe the maintainer and overseer are aware of the locations.
|8/19/2020||Mile 2056-2070||You probably already know this but there are a mess of blow downs in this stretch of the trail. I am grateful for all you have done in spite of COVID and just sent a donation to MATC. Thanks!||Wentworth|
Little Wilson Ford
|I know that this has been a tough year to maintain trails and appreciate all you are doing. I would suggest a blaze for hiking northbound out of the campsite||Wentworth|
|8/12/2020||Mile 2026.4 Gravel Road (2.5 miles past West Carry Pond going northbound)||This is a tricky intersection. Could you add a couple of blazes for the north bound hiker. There are no blazes. AWAL says to go West but that leads to a fork in the road with no blazes to steer you right. Thanks for your excellent work!||Wentworth|
|8/10/2020||Horseshoe Canyon lean-to to Monson||There is more than the normal amount of blowdown from Caratunk to Monson, but the above section is especially bad. Lots and lots of downed trees requiring all sorts of creative ways to get by, including some which are damaging the environment off-trail.||Wright|