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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: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the ski area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few melt-caused streams were easily crossed by rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There didn't seem to be any blowdowns, and the trail markings were very good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn't see any dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet, thankfully. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The snow was melted in most places, but in shaded areas there was a lot of wet snow. Sometimes the monorail held, and sometimes I ended up postholing. I don't recommend snowshoes or traction because you would end up having to take them off and put them back on constantly. There were a number of puddles and between them and the snow my shoes were quickly soaked through. The warming hut up on Saddleback was open and provided a nice spot for a quick respite.  
Name
Name: Hawk 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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