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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Hudson Highway ski trail, Tri-Color ski trail, spur trail, Appalachian Trail, Gray Ghost ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 16, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked near the lodge, plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None via this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One cut tree down on lower Hudson Highway, and another blowdown near the top of the short double chair on the connector to Gray Ghost on the descent. AT connector easy to follow, faded yellow blazes. AT was icy coming off Saddleback, sporadic ice in the col, and icy at the beginning of the ascent to the Horn. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day to knock these two peaks out. No snowmaking operations at Saddleback, but with them planning on opening December 15th, they're sure to get into the swing of it soon. Cool temps in the morning, a brisk wind on the ridge, and good company made for an awesome day. Ice was all around today, some on the ski trails, some on the rocks, making for tricky travel. Only used microspikes for a short time. Thanks Xar!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2012/11/saddleback-and-horn-111612.html 
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