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Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, Mt. Redington, South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail, bushwhack, logging trails, herd paths, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There has been some work done on the AT there is more needed on the section as you come up Spaulding and ~ 10-15 blow downs between the shelter and the Abe jct. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Long Day in the saddle. We started just after 6am and got back about 6:15pm. Conditions seemed to vary just by the place with snow going up or down randomly. People have been out trimming. Thanks to Doug Jansen who gave a good representation of what had happened in there on his report of the 24th and to a group who we just referred to as "saw broke" for their trail work and comic notes in the snow along the way. Fortunately Wayne and I have been through so many rough places this did not seem to bad. We left the tracks at Spaulding and put a fresh track to Abe and through the maze of logging trails to the col below Redington and found our friend Per Frost's track from Friday. There is a bit of blowdown on Redington as well and people have started cleaning it up. There is a new sign but don't forget about the sign in tube behind it that is still there. We followed Per's track up South but I deviated to the shoulder and it was a good route until about 50' from the boundary when for some unexplained reason I took us through total blind bushwack before recovering to get us back to the traveled way. We donned our headlamps for the over and back to "betty" crocker and then managed to get down the cirque with out getting hurt. Great day and great company. The weather conditions are beginning to change quickly and a couple more shots of snow and it will be snowshoe season.  
Name
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
E-Mail
E-Mail: camosteve955@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 
Link
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