|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Potato Nubble, Saddleback Mountain - North Horn, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, Saddleback Jr., Poplar Ridge, Saddleback Mountain, ME|
||Roads, bushwhacks, Appalachian Trail, ski trails |
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 19, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked at the road that leaves north just west of the ski area and goes along the base of the ridge to the west.
The route follows the boundry of a military facility. The facility is posted, but I had no problem following the route while on the legal side. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The AT is in good shape with some mud. |
|Lost and Found:
||I started by walking the road for a couple of miles until I was just west of potato. I bushwhacked up in heavy regrowth and then some medium thick woods near the top. The highpoint is recognized. I followed the ridge up to north horn, hitting some thick woods, but nothing as bad as I thought. I was able to improve the recognized highpoint. Going up to the horn, I started on a herd path and then worked into thick woods. At treeline, there were enough rocks to bushwhack without harm. I got on the AT north going over saddleback JR and to the poplar leanto. From the leanto, I bushwhacked to the recognized highpoint on poplar. I walked out via the AT and the ski trails on Saddleback. |
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.