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Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain (Weld), Saddleback Wind Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bald Mountain Trail, Saddleback Wind Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Kiosk now on route 156, making it much easier to find the trail. Parking was available on side of road for about 10 vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The stream crossing at the beginning of the hike was easy across large rocks  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should not be a problem, except the ledges might be tough on their paw pads. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were problematic on the return for the last mile and on the Saddleback summit. They were not an issue during the rest of the hike. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What an excellent hike! Views were limitless of the Presis, most of the Western Maine peaks, Webb Lake and lots more. The Saddleback Wind Trail was a treat, with lots of views from open ledges, nice switchbacks up Saddleback and soft footing. It was cool looking straight down at the turbines from the Saddleback summit, but only got a glimpse or two of them during the rest of the hike. It appears that the Saddleback Wind Trail will have lots of blueberries in July/August. Kudos to TDawg for tipping me off on the Saddleback Wind Trail, with his detailed trip report of May 14. I owe you a beer, dude!  
Name
Name: Marty 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-04 
Link
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