January 16, 2012

About 29" of firm snow lay on the ground at Chimney Pond.  The low temperature Sunday night was minus 11 degrees F.  Ice routes are building and many are reasonably good.   the Saddle Trail has been broken out to Baxter Peak.  The Park Tote Road is fair for skiing and tow sleds.  Woodland trails will be mostly good, but may still have bare or icy spots.  Snow depths are currently not sufficient for ski travel or sleds on the Chimney Pond Trail but the forecast suggests more snow Tuesday night and Wednesday.  For more details on current trail conditions and access status, campers are advised to call our hiker information line at 207-723- 4636 or Park Headquarters at 207-723-5140.
Opening Day for 2012 camping reservations is set for Tuesday, January 17.  We expect to open the doors to Headquarters between 6:30 and 7:00am.  We are looking forward to seeing long-time campers and new visitors alike as we start the reservation process for the 2012 summer camping season.