January 13, 2012

Thursday's snowfall added about 4" of snow to the Park landscape.  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.  There is 25" of snow on the ground at Chimney Pond (2914' elevation)  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.

Thursday, January 12 was a great day for Baxter State Park.  The Baxter State Park Authority accepted a generous and foresighted gift of 142 acres of land on the shore of Katahdin Lake from Huber Resources Corporation.  This gift is a wonderful addition to the Park and in perfect keeping with Percival Baxter’s vision.  Remaining “Forever Wild”, this portion of the historic Keep Lot will provide recreation opportunities to generations of Mainers.