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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sugarloaf parking area is icy but well sanded. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Around a dozen blowdowns/leaners on the AT. One tricky cluster of 10 downed trees just as the ascend towards Spaulding starts in earnest. The rest is fairly straightforward to deal with for now. More snow could make some of them rather difficult as they are in overgrown sections where it is not possible to walk around. A couple of sections are really getting quite overgrown.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There is about 12-18" of snow along the AT. Enough to cover all rocks and make for an even surface. Pretty good for snowshoe travel.

No signs of any travel along the AT since before the last snow-rain storm. Moderate trail-breaking through 2-3" of dense snow.

Sugarloaf summit is rocky/icy. Because the overall snow-coverage is so low it is quite easy to spot the entrance to the side trail leading down to the AT.
 
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-31 
Link
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