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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Mt. Abraham Trail, Abraham Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A couple of places on Rapid stream road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There are some days that feel better than others. Wayne and I had tried to do this hike last Wednesday but his truck would not make it very far into Rapid Stream. You can't right a TR about pushing a Silverado on glare ice. When we met up on 3/13 he had a big grin and said he had driven the whole way in and much of the ice is gone. We wore spikes from parking to just below the first slide. We switched to Crampons to get over Abraham. Wayne lost a hat of his pocket and we just watched it slide down the exposed surface. Nothing worth getting killed over and no place for quick moves. Trail to the at junction was ok, we switched to snowshoes to get over to Spaulding and beyond the crust was not as thick and more snow had blown in. Lost the AT mid way through again but picked it back up by the Spaulding toilet. Lots of overhangs, better than February but no had been out for a while so we got plenty of spruce exposure. By the time we hit the last pull up to Sugarloaf we had lots of sticking and balling.  
Name
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
E-Mail
E-Mail: camosteve955@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-14 
Link
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