Snow (Chain of Ponds)

Hiked Snow (Chain of Ponds) on 10/13/2016 with Bill and Diane Schor. This is another peak in far northern Maine near the Canadian border. We drove up in the morning so didn’t get started hiking until 10:45. The weather was good with showers predicted in late afternoon. We followed logging roads for about 5 miles to get to the start of the hike.

Start of the trail up Snow (Chain of Ponds)
Start of the trail up Snow (Chain of Ponds)

We followed logging roads for quite a while with specific directions on where to turn. Fortunately it has been dry for quite a while as there looked to be the potential for a lot of mud in quite a few places.

Lots of leaves on the tail
Lots of leaves on the tail
Final turn off logging road to the hers path
Final turn off logging road to the hers path

The herd path to the summit was in very good shape and probably better than some of the maintained trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We ate our PBJs here since we had gotten a late start.

Bill and Diane on a steep part
Bill and Diane on a steep part
View from near the summit
View from near the summit

We reached the summit pretty quickly and were surprised by the amount of artifacts on the summit.

Summit sign in and chair
Summit sign in and chair
Shelter remains
Shelter remains
Fire tower remains
Fire tower remains

The land is owned by the Penobscot Indian tribe and I assume they are responsible for any maintenance that needs to be done. We made our way back to the car and drove to Stratton where we were spending the night. The showers held off until after we were at the motel. Only 21 peaks left to finish the New England 100 Highest. Bill only needs 1.

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