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Peaks
Peaks Marble Mountain, Saddle Hill, Saddle Hill - East Peak, Monument 468+467 Peak, Monument 466+465 Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Unknown ATV Trail/Logging Road, Skid Roads, Boundary Swath, Sentiers Frontaliers Trail, Skid Roads, Unknown Logging Roads, Snowmobile Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we crossed into canada from pittsburg, nh and followed 257 to 212. we followed 212 east to Route de l'Eglise where we turned south and the road turned to dirt. a little soft given recent rain. at the 4 way junction with 8e Rang E we turned west and followed it past the last house where it turned rougher and a bit washed out. a bit of clearance was nice. at the next junction we turned downhill to the right and parked shortly past a sign for an atv trail system. this left us at the bottom of a prominent road that heads up towards the saddle hill/marble col. that road would have been fairly drivable, though muddy, but for the loop we were attempting it made sense to park at the bottom.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: some flies at times on the swath 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: we followed the road we parked on south around the west side of saddle hill. it went from a new wide road to an old rutted, muddy woods road then a mess of skid roads. they all seemed to lead uphill towards the col between marble and saddle hill so we took the routes of least resistance. once on the swath it was well used to the summit of marble both by atvs and hikers with the sentiers frontaliers corresponding. a bit steep and slippery just before the pretty spectacular summit and its wide views. we then headed to saddle hill on more well travelled swath. the swath between saddle hill and east peak got a little rougher and the sentiers frontaliers left into canada. still relatively good walking. the toughest section of swath was the next one down east saddle hill with some steep/cliffy drops and difficult footing. after a sub peak with more rough going the sentiers frontaliers and some atv trails rejoined and the walking improved up to mon 468+467 peak. after a steep drop the going got really nice all the way to the broad flat summit of mon 466+465 peak. we then doubled back over 468+467 peak and left the swath on the sentiers frontaliers trail. it didn't take long to lose the trail in a logged area and we just headed down on good skid roads to a series of prominent logging roads heading down pretty much due north. we eventually turned west on an east-west road that got us most of the way back to the car and we then utilized a snowmobile trail for the final leg back to the clearing where we parked. ovearall this was a great route to these border peaks with better access than what we had been able to find from the u.s. side. all summits are recognized juut in the woods on the u.s. side of the swath.  
Name
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook, lew 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-06 
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