NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at base lodge.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One of us postholed down to a deep puddle (wet boot and sock) on the way down Saddleback to the low point between peaks. This was just before the ice falls. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We used snowshoes on the uphill access from the base lodge, then switched to microspikes along the ridge. It would be possible to do the whole trip on microspikes, but if I were to go again tomorrow, I'd climb with snowshoes and leave them at tree line to be picked up on the way down. Mixed bag of footing above treeline - bring your dull spikes.  
Name
Name: cole 
E-Mail
E-Mail: scolekayak@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-27 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2018, All Rights Reserved