|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME|
||Ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, January 30, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Sugarloaf parking area is icy but well sanded. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing 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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.