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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking lot just above/beyond lodge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snow was mostly firm and provided good grip with snowshoes. Parking area is plowed just above the lodge. Followed the second chair lift up for the lower half rather than the suggested gray ghost trail to the right. The chair lift trail looked to have a little more snowshoe traffic, all of it at least a week old. Cut over to the gray ghost trail about half way up, just before the second step pitch. From there followed the red signs for “uphill access.” The trail was groomed from the top of the chair lift to the first aid hut. Above tree line the terrain was wind swept. Some wind packed drifts especially in the small col before the summit. Micro spikes would have been better for above tree line, but with a short summit stab in deteriorating conditions we pushed through with the snowshoes. Snowing, with high winds and low visibility made us decide to leave The Horn for another day. It was good to meet The Teal Goat on this hike. Saw no one else on the mountain. Sledded down some of the less steep trails. Ski conditions patchy and scratchy with bare spots.  
Name
Name: Frosty & Magoo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-01 
Link
Link: http://www.robertpottle.com/outside/ 
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