|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME|
||Ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 19, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Big day at Sugarloaf and the parking lots were completed pack and overflow parking in use. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns/leaners along the ridge but nothing troublesome |
||Not allowed on the ski-trails. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.