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PostPosted: April 25th, 2017, 1:53 pm 
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I am a volunteer for the Brook Trout survey and I took two ponds in the 100-mile wilderness this year. I was thinking about heading up there this weekend--anybody been out that way lately? Are the unmaintained roads passable (w/4wd) up there yet?


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2017, 2:17 pm 
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Doubtful. Ice out isn't expected on Moosehead until at least next week. There's still a foot plus of snow in the woods in that area from what I heard yesterday. I'd give it a couple of weeks.

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PostPosted: April 25th, 2017, 9:04 pm 
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I generally figure on Mid-May being about the earliest I can get anyplace in the backcountry in northern Maine and expect the ice out, the snow melted and the roads driveable. Memorial Day is safer.

If you go, bring a shovel, a pry bar, a come along, and some husky friends.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2017, 9:07 pm 
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This suggests 6-18 inches of snow still in the woods up that way, about a week ago.
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http://www.maine.gov/rfac/rfac_snow_dis ... ?id=726861[/url]


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PostPosted: April 28th, 2017, 2:26 pm 
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Thanks for the info, guys. Saved me a long disappointing drive.


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PostPosted: April 28th, 2017, 5:29 pm 
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While mud on woods roads in May always deserve some respect, its not quite as bad now as one might expect given some of the snow conditions a month ago. I operate a forestry consulting business out of Lincoln area and was up in Ashland and Masardis yesterday cruising. I did encounter some snow half-way up to my knees in places, but a lot of bare ground too...more bare than covered there right now. :D


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