Tuesday, June 15, 2010

70 - Mt. Snow (Chain of Ponds) - 3960 Ft

STATE: ME
DESTINATION: Mt Snow (Chain of Ponds)
ELEVATION: 3960 Ft
TRAIL: Jeep / ATV trail - Fire Wardens trail
DISTANCE: 3.15 Mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 2110 Ft
HIKING TIME: 3 Hr 30 Min round trip
SEASON: Late Spring
DATE: 6/12/2010
WEATHER: 55 Degrees, overcast skies









DESCRIPTION: Access roads were marked pointing the way to Snow Fire tower however the road stopped and there weren't any signs or a kiosk confirming I was in the right place.  Continued along the jeep / ATV road 0.1 miles to a junction where the trail bears left over a wooden bridge.  Trail is wide but extrememly muddy all the way to the pond.  The firewardens trail head is a wooden sign with only an arrow marking the way.  Trail is overgrown with a plethora of downed trees.  Easy to follow.
 
TRAIL DISTANCES:

Parking - Snow Mtn Pond = 1.8 miles
Snow Mtn pond - Summit = 1.3 miles

Round trip - 6.3 miles
 
HIKING TIMES: 90 minute ascent, 60 minute descent

NOTES / COMMENTS:  Fire tower has fallen off the metal stand which remains at the summit.  Limited views from the summit unless you desired to climb the rickety ladder (I didn't).  A few outlooks along the trail offered great views. 

 

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