New Hampshire
Rhode Island/Connecticut
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big day at Sugarloaf and the parking lots were completed pack and overflow parking in use. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns/leaners along the ridge but nothing troublesome 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not allowed on the ski-trails. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice trek up the ski-trails in superb base-layer weather.

Entrance to the Sugarloaf Side trail not easy to locate and I was not too surprised to find it unbroken. The AT section was more like a bushwhack - I estimate the snow-depth to 4-5' - but the trail-breaking was not too bad as the snow is pretty consolidated. Meandered a bit on and off the trail but followed it for the most part. Blazes are just visible above the snow-line and that was helpful to determine that I was on the trail - at least for most of the time.

Caught the ski-trails again just as the lifts were closing and had the hill all to myself on the walk-down.  
Name: LongMark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-21 
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