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Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Wheeler Slope ski trail, Gray Ghost ski trail, Tri Color ski trail, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 15, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: While the ski resort remains closed -- it has a new owner, but the future is uncertain -- park along the road or in the first lot past the lodge to the right. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Straightforward day checking off two more of the Winter NE 67 (9 left). Ski trails did have some ice, but there was a good amount of solid drifts and/or short vegetation to help with traction. Up on the ridge, though, lots and lots of ice; it was really more necessary to wear crampons, or the half-version (K-10s/Hillsounds). My two friends used crampons and had a much easier time with the ice, but my snowshoes allowed me to glide over the snow drifts among the trees more easily. Bring both along for the foreseeable future.  
Name
Name: Erik Bertrand 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erik@bertpc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-15 
Link
Link: http://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/5e66e12a-1f7a-43ee-880c-b10321c845b9/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet 
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